In May 2017 a number of areas will be electing a metro mayor for the first time, this includes city regions such as Liverpool, Greater Manchester, and in Yorkshire, the Sheffield City Region. Centre For Cities define a metro mayor as “the chair of a combined authority that has agreed to a Devolution Deal and is voted in by the electorate in the combined authority area. These combined authorities are made up of several local authorities.”
But will Metro Mayors be a positive step towards greater devolution deals in Yorkshire?
Are Metro Mayors Essential To Yorkshire Devolution Deals?
- No (79%)
- Yes (21%)
For more information on devolution in Yorkshire, Gerry Sutcliffe (Former Bradford MP) spoke about the subject at our August 2016 networking event at the Brew Haus.