Mayoral elections

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Tory mayor Andy Street says levelling up policy should trust local people more
West Midlands mayor believes it shouldn’t only be up to civil servants in London to make all the project funding decisions

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

30, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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North-east England £1.4bn deal could be ‘transformational’, says mayoral favourite
Labour mayor for North of Tyne, Jamie Driscoll, adds it will not reverse 12 years of austerity under Tories

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

28, Dec, 2022 @2:04 PM

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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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Athens hosts mayors from around world for summit on tackling antisemitism
Officials from 53 cities convene in Greece to seek ‘creative solutions’ to counter rise in anti-Jewish hate

Helena Smith in Athens

01, Dec, 2022 @10:43 AM

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Ethics rules for London mayor must be strengthened, review finds
Boris Johnson may have failed to meet standard of public life when mayor over links to Jennifer Arcuri, GLA finds

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

27, Sep, 2022 @4:00 AM

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Historic deal may be a ‘stepping stone towards devolution for all of Yorkshire’
York council leader praises £540m deal that will involve York and North Yorkshire electing a mayor

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

01, Aug, 2022 @4:25 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 says new Met commissioner must admit to force’s failings
London mayor says appointee must understand extent of ‘cultural and organisational problems’ in Met

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

17, Jun, 2022 @4:23 PM

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Local elections 2022: Tories lose hundreds of seats to Labour and Lib Dems – as it happened
PM insists ‘mixed’ results also included some ‘remarkable gains’ for Conservatives; Labour, Lib Dems and Greens celebrate key wins

Nicola Slawson (now) Andrew Sparrow and Helen Livingstone (earlier)

06, May, 2022 @10:20 PM

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Lutfur Rahman wins Tower Hamlets mayor vote after five-year ban
Politician was kicked out of office in 2015 after election tribunal found him guilty of vote-rigging

Aubrey Allegretti and Rowena Mason

06, May, 2022 @5:15 PM

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Bristol votes to scrap directly elected mayoral role
Labour incumbent Marvin Rees to serve out term until 2024 as opposition welcomes ‘new chapter’ in return to committee system

Steven Morris

06, May, 2022 @11:23 AM

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Today's elections are the last before the Tories vandalise our democratic rights | Polly Toynbee
The elections bill will deter non-Tory supporters from voting and scrap any oversight. Reform is needed more than ever before, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

05, May, 2022 @8:06 AM

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