Paul Swinney

  • Why mayors matter

    08 April 2024

    Polling shows the public wants more local control over policy decisions, and directly-elected mayors give them the chance to put place over politics, says Paul Swinney.

  • Levelling up locally to bridge the divides

    17 November 2021

    What kind of plan should the levelling up White Paper set out, and where will urban leaders and their cities fit in? Paul Swinney lists the new programmes required.

  • Changing the economic geography

    08 March 2021

    Paul Swinney believes last week’s Budget showed a Government intent on maintaining control from the centre when it should be seeking to level up.

  • Redrawing the map

    19 January 2021

    Councils are the bodies to lead high street regeneration – but not without reform, argues Paul Swinney.

  • Central lines

    14 December 2011

    Unlocking the economic potential of mid-sized cities would allow them to make a far greater contribution to growth, says Paul Swinney.