Ministers stand firm on mayors

By Martin Ford | 24 February 2022

Ministers have poured cold water on councils’ hopes for extended powers without including mayors in their devolution deals, The MJ understands.

Council leaders have been told during ministerial meetings that areas pursuing a ‘level two’ deal – without a directly-elected mayor – will not be granted any new powers beyond those detailed in the Levelling Up White Paper.

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