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For elected mayors to work they must do more to engage the public

Lack of public awareness could hamper the devolution agenda.

"After the emphatic victory of Sadiq Khan in London and Marvin Rees in Bristol, elected Mayors have once again been in the spotlight. The extension of elected Mayors is a central plank of the government’s devolution agenda in England, along with varying powers to different regions and cities. Amid the post-election excitement, it’s worth looking at the key areas which the government will need to consider, as it moves towards greater devolution.

Read the full article by Dr Alistair Clark, Newcastle University Politics on the NewStatesman website

published on: 12 May 2016