City mayors

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Tory London mayor candidate criticised for ‘offensive’ Notting Hill carnival views
Susan Hall described the celebration of Caribbean culture as ‘dangerous’ and said there were ‘problems with crime’ in the black community

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

22, Aug, 2023 @6:41 PM

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‘They may be Tories but they are human’: how a Labour mayor sealed north-east devolution deal
Jamie Driscoll has formed an unlikely bond with the levelling up secretary, Michael Gove

Josh Halliday

03, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Westminster beware: the north is ready to take ‘levelling up’ into its own hands | John Harris
Resolute mayors and angry MPs have a new confident voice – and they will use it to make the Tories’ empty words a reality, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

04, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘It’s place first, not party first’: city mayors on how they are reshaping English politics
England’s directly elected leaders – from Sadiq Khan and Andy Street to Andy Burnham and Joanne Anderson – are shaking up the way the country is run. We paired up six of them to ask where they see the future of politics – clue, it’s not in Westminster

Dorian Lynskey

09, Jul, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Sadiq Khan plans pilot to ‘decriminalise’ minor cannabis offences in London
London scheme could ‘divert young people found with small amount of cannabis’ away from arrest by police

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

04, Jan, 2022 @4:03 PM

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Greater Manchester police chief vows to quit if force not better in two years
Stephen Watson says officers will visit all burglary scenes in drive to improve ‘underperforming’ force

Helen Pidd North of England editor, and agencies

27, May, 2021 @3:48 PM

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Frustration and anger at Labour’s election disaster | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the party’s poor performance in the Hartlepool byelection and council polls


09, May, 2021 @3:47 PM

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Liverpool chooses UK’s first directly elected black female mayor
Joanne Anderson is the first woman to lead the city and one of the few pieces of good news for Labour

Maya Wolfe-Robinson

07, May, 2021 @5:28 PM

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Liverpool Labour councillors fail to abolish role of city mayor
Motion to revert to leader and cabinet model followed scrapping of all-female mayoral shortlist

Helen Pidd North of England editor

28, Feb, 2021 @1:19 PM

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Shaun Bailey under fire for 'unacceptable' remarks on teenage mothers
Tory candidate for London mayor suggested in 2010 that young mothers push people who ‘do right thing’ down housing ladder

Jessica Elgot

21, Feb, 2021 @4:08 PM

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Bolton council breaks ranks over Greater Manchester support package
Tory-run council begins negotiating bespoke deal after region’s 10 boroughs rejected £60m offer on Tuesday

Helen Pidd and Josh Halliday

21, Oct, 2020 @1:43 PM

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Coronavirus has thrown the political battle over British cities into sharp relief | Owen Hatherley
The pandemic will bring changes, but they will be perceived through the filter of an all-pervasive culture war, says architecture critic Owen Hatherley

Owen Hatherley

30, Sep, 2020 @8:00 AM

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