Tech-Savvy Cities

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

Digital technologies will shape how city administrations interact with citizens, how they deliver services, and how they enable new companies to grow. City leaders I talk to know that this digital future is upon us. But most are still not investing enough in the people and facilities they need to harness these technologies.

Will Metro Mayors Bring More Experimentation To Public Services?

Andrew Laird | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics
Andrew Laird

Last week saw the election of the first batch of metro mayors. Areas with a new mayor include the major urban conurbations of Greater Manchester (where former Labour Health Secretary Andy Burnham was successful) and the West Midlands (where former John Lewis boss Andy Street was elected for the Conservatives).

Why We Should Welcome The New Metro Mayors

John Williams | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Politics
John Williams

Time will tell if the first generation of mayors are able to rise to the challenges and realise the opportunities of their positions. Yet for now, despite the big national political challenges ahead for the whole of the UK, we should herald the arrival of the metro mayors and I look forward to directly working with them to address local and national needs.

A Budget For Inclusive Growth

Tina Hallett | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Politics
Tina Hallett

While the Budget was a positive first step, a long term commitment is needed to deliver inclusive growth and productivity across the regions, with business and citizen engagement at its heart.

'Labour MPs Should Pay Cost Of By-Election If They Want To Challenge Me'

Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Politics

Labour MPs who want to quit parliament in order to stand for election to be city mayors should pay for the cost of a by-election, one contender to be ...

English Cities Set For 'Super Thursday' Mayor Elections

Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK Politics

Elections for mayors in 11 English cities will be held in November, after ministers decided to bring forward referendums on creating the posts to May ...