The new mayors will change politics in unexpected ways

By Tom Follett | 15 May 2017

Thirty-one years ago, a Conservative prime minister abolished the metropolitan county councils, along with the positions of their outspoken, predominantly Labour, and, from her point of view, troublesome, leaders. This month, under another Conservative prime minister, most of the metropolitan regions saw the return of regional leaders in the guise of metro-mayors.

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