Running for Mayor
We’re all used to seeing politicians running for some office or another, but every Spring sees a host of local government luminaries dusting off their Reeboks* and trundling around all 24-and-a-bit miles of the London Marathon, running for charity.
Mayors claim Spending Review will prioritise shires over cities
Mayors in London, Liverpool and Sheffield have claimed ‘poor’ cities will lose out to ‘wealthy’ shires in the Government’s Spending Review.
International recognition for Doncaster mayor
The Mayor of Doncaster has been recognised with a global award
Tees Valley votes for £40m airport deal
Tees Valley Combined Authority has given the green light to take a local airport back into public ownership.
Tees Valley mayor's airport investment would total £75m
Tees Valley Combined Authority is being asked to commit £75m to the purchase of an airport, the business case has revealed.
Mayoral Development Corporation proposed for Stockport
Greater Manchester Combined Authority has put forward proposals to form a Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC) in Stockport.
Greater Manchester warns Government over asylum contracts
Greater Manchester has vowed to ‘hold the Government to account’ over the number of asylum seekers the region accommodates.
Cabinet minister calls for rural devolution
Liz Truss has called for rural counties to get the same devolved powers as metro mayors.
Convention of the North to press minister for more devolved powers
Further devolved powers including over transport and skills training have been urged by a coalition of northern leaders.
Mayors demand powers over £2.4bn Brexit fund
England's metro mayors have demanded control of £2.4bn pledged by the Government to replace EU funding post-Brexit.
Government open to 'ground-up' London reorganisation
The Government is ready to discuss reform of local government in London, MPs have been told.
Leaders in talks over East Anglia deal revival
Norfolk CC has been in talks with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) over a potential revival of a regional devolution deal, the council’s leader has revealed.
'Preoccupation with cities threatens towns' growth' - report
Government ‘preoccupation’ with big cities is limiting the growth of smaller towns, a new report has claimed
Scrap all districts says Heseltine
District councils should be scrapped and 60 unitary counties created instead across England led by directly-elected mayors according to former Cabinet minister Lord Heseltine
Burnham in plea for further education devolution
The mayor of Greater Manchester has made a plea for skills training to be devolved after giving a scathing assessment of Government education policy.
Jarvis takes Sheffield metro mayor role
Labour MP Dan Jarvis has been elected as the first mayor of the Sheffield City Region – but ministers will be discouraged by the low turnout for such a historic poll.
Mayor defends close relationship between LEP and combined authority
The mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) has defended the authority’s close relationship with its local enterprise partnership.
Fix your funding formula, metro mayors tell Theresa May
Four metro mayors have written directly to Prime Minister Theresa May to protest about being sidelined in the Government’s latest housing investment round in favour of London and the south-east.
Disjointed departments derailing inclusion drive
Whitehall departments’ differing appetites to devolve will scupper the Industrial Strategy and efforts to help those left behind by the political system, the Mayor of Greater Manchester has warned.
Burnham: Westminster is the problem, devolution is the solution
There will never be a better moment to refocus the way our nation works, the mayor of Greater Manchester has warned amid the most 'volatile' period of change in living memory.