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The widespread rejection of elected city mayors is a spanner in the works for the government’s localism agenda

Wilks-Heeg, Stuart (2012) The widespread rejection of elected city mayors is a spanner in the works for the government’s localism agenda. British Politics and Policy at LSE (05 May 2012). Website.

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Abstract

Ministerial proposals to establish elected city mayors in England date back to the early 1990s, but have struggled to gain traction, despite Tony Blair’s support for the idea. Stuart Wilks-Heeg argues that Thursday’s referendums underline that supporters of elected mayors, including the government, have failed to make a persuasive case. A likely lack of public enthusiasm for Police and Crime Commissioner elections later this year will make elected mayors an even harder sell.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2013 09:57
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2020 00:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/48293

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