Gove open to giving mayors Whitehall voice

By Martin Ford | 23 April 2024

Local government secretary Michael Gove has not ruled out a ‘formal structure’ for mayors to work more closely with central government.

Shadow Labour minister Dan Jarvis, who served as mayor of the Sheffield city region from 2018 to 2022, asked Gove to consider a ‘dedicated formal structure that will enable the metro mayors to work more effectively with Whitehall Government’ in the House of Commons yesterday.

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