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Posted 28 February 2017
Written by Professor Catherine Staite, Professor of Public Management. "The more people who turn out to vote for the mayor, the more able he or she will be to exercise their soft power in the region and to demand more powers from central government."
Posted 07 September 2016
The West Midlands Combined Authority is consulting on the way in which power will be distributed between the CA and the new, directly elected mayor, who'll be in post from May 2017.
Posted 21 April 2016
Written by Chris Game. Chris Game is a Visiting Lecturer at INLOGOV interested in the politics of local government; local elections, electoral reform and other electoral behaviour; party politics; political leadership and management; member-officer relations; central-local relations; use of consumer and opinion research in local government; the modernisation agenda and the implementation of executive local government.
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