Meeting to discuss appointing mayor
Greater Manchester’s 10 council leaders are to meet today to discuss the region’s devolution agreement – and the process of appointing an interim mayor. Councils across the region have held meetings on the deal, which will see money and new powers over planning, skills funding, transport and house-building handed to the region’s combined authority, with, according to the Manchester Evening News, leaders broadly adopting a similar position – reluctant acceptance of an elected mayor in return for unprecedented devolution.
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The Liverpool City Region seems to have been put in the queue for this lark as well. No good will come from trying to run Sefton, St. Helens and the Wirral etc. from Liverpool Town Hall. Forget it I say!