Tag : Local elections 2017
LGC Council control map 2017Subscription
LGC’s Council control map 2017, supported by Grant Thornton
The political geography of Britain is changing. Local election results and national opinion polls suggest the Conservatives are breaking out of their traditional areas and expanding into former Labour, and possibly SNP, heartlands.
Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough James Palmer (Con) has appointed two deputy mayors and allocated portfolios to his cabinet.
Street appoints West Midlands deputy mayorSubscription
Solihull MBC leader and former combined authority chair Bob Sleigh rewarded with key role
Counties feel their hand has been strengthened in discussions at the LGA and wih central government
Emerging belief metro mayors can become powerful voices for change
The appointment of Sir Richard Leese as deputy mayor of Greater Manchester is intended to send a “strong message” of continuity to the city region’s business community, Andy Burnham has told LGC.
When I retired in February elected members were already in campaign mode for the planned county council election on 4 May.
The Conservative advance saw Labour losses and obliteration for Ukip
With the votes for metro-mayors counted and the results just declared, already some commentators have questioned the ‘low’ turnout in the six areas, how strong a mandate these new mayors really have to deliver devolution deals, and how lukewarm the next government may now be to devolution.