Next London mayor must ‘forge’ new template for devolution

By William Eichler | 24 February 2020

London boroughs have called on the next mayor to ‘reset’ the relationship between central Government and Britain’s cities and counties.

In a new report outlining what the capital’s local authorities want to see the next mayor working on, London Councils argued that the most important task for the next Mayor was to 'forge an ambitious new template for devolution’.

The report read: ‘London government is not Whitehall and Londoners’ desire to take back control must be a part of the new national settlement that will be forged by Britain’s new Government.'

Vice chair of London Councils, Cllr Ruth Dombey, said: ‘The next Mayor of London must deliver greater devolution from Whitehall to the Mayor and the boroughs.’

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