“We welcome the PM’s decision to bring together a new cabinet of mayors to give directly elected city leaders a strong voice in government. But it is important we don’t forget the 12 mayors who already exist across the country. They are pioneers of this model and have vital lessons to share about how to make it work in the big cities.
NLGN therefore calls on the government to extend its discussions about new powers to places like Hartlepool and Mansfield, and to include directly elected leaders like Sir Steve Bullock and Dorothy Thornhill in his cabinet.”
Simon Parker, Director, NLGN