Cadman takes on Combined Authority post
Suffolk CC chief executive Deborah Cadman has been hired as the new chief for the West Midlands Combined Authority.
Liverpool chief executive re-bailed, police confirm
Liverpool City Council boss Ged Fitzgerald was yesterday among four men re-bailed on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and witness intimidation.
Lower-tier councils pull out of Sheffield devolution deal
Bassetlaw DC has become the second lower-tier council to back away from participation in the Sheffield city region’s devolution bid.
Rebooting the devolution agenda
Sean Nolan looks at the results of the English mayoral elections and assesses what is next on the agenda.
The keys to prosperity
Key Cities leaders gathered at a round table event, organised in partnership with The MJ, to discuss their pivotal role in propping up the UK economy and creating vibrant communities after Brexit. Sam Clayden reports.
The new kids on the block
Now the six regional metro mayors have been elected they must deliver devolution. Sam Clayden reports.
Dear metro mayors, unite to seize an even bigger prize
Ed Cox addresses the six elected mayors directly, calling on them to join together and form an unstoppable coalition.
Metro mayors: from election to implementation
Tina Hallett sets out the approaches the new mayors should consider if they are to succeed in their missions.
The new mayors will change politics in unexpected ways
Tom Follett examines the new mayoral roles and how the regional figureheads will impact upon the political landscape.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayor sets out 100-day vision
The new mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has unveiled a 100-day manifesto laying the foundations for major transport updrages, skills boosts, economic growth and housebuilding.
Burnham will push for more northern devolution deals
New Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham is on a mission to convince the Government to strike further devolution deals across the north of England.
The winners and losers
With the General Election looming in a matter of weeks Sam Clayden and Gerry Braiden assess the results of last week’s local elections, and in their aftermath, look at the current national landscapes of England and Scotland respectively.
The new mayors have a duty to show the benefits of devolution
The new mayors must waste no time in turning their attention to the big economic challenges their city regions face, argues Andrew Carter.
Metro mayors must hit the ground running
There is a real danger that the disengagement felt by the electorate who voted to leave the EU will be equally alienated by the post-Brexit world unless they see and feel the benefits, writes Heather Jameson.
Burnham: I want to be a part of the local government family
Andy Burnham has expressed an interest in joining the Local Government Association after the group revealed it wanted the mayors on board.
Leese takes up deputy post to Manchester Mayor Burnham
Manchester City Council’s Labour leader, Sir Richard Leese, has been appointed as deputy to newly-elected Greater Manchester metro mayor Andy Burnham.
Conservatives come out top in local elections
Results from the local elections have featured significant gains for the Conservative Party, including the first directly-elected mayors in the West of England, Tees Valley and West Midlands.
Do mayors herald the answer to a new era?
Even before voters hit the polls to elect metro mayors today, commentators have warned of poor turnout. Heather Jameson argues what mayors will do for the democracy of tomorrow is more important.
Fears as new era of metro mayors dawns
Local government big hitters have voiced concerns about the accountability, effectiveness and necessity of the incoming combined authority mayors.
Capitalising on municipal marijuana
Paul Wheeler calls for the UK to take a (cannabis) leaf out of Canada's legislation book.