Where do we go from here?

By Gill Morris | 16 May 2017

Theresa May’s contention that the 2017 General Election is the ‘most important election in her lifetime’ is probably right, but let us not forget the significance of six newly elected English metro mayors and what the local elections told us. While they may have been overlooked by many people, the new mayors have a big chance to make a difference to the 10 million people they represent.

The prime minister's obsession with Brexit has meant the government’s approach to devolution has been lukewarm. Indeed, Philip Hammond, in his efforts to prove Osbornian economics is dead, has let it slip from his vocabulary almost entirely.

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