Mayoral Elections 2021 – What they show us about devolution across the North of England

17.05.21 Read the full report below.

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Mayoral Elections 2021: Why they matter

On Thursday 6th May 2021, voters in seven city regions – West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, the Tees Valley, the...

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Whitehall must give power to regions or admit levelling up means nothing

04.05.21 By Lord Jim O’Neill, vice-chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership In March, Greater Manchester (where I grew up),...

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Real devolution needs grown-ups in the driving seat

09.02.21 By Henri Murison, director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership The campaign for a Mayor in West Yorkshire has...

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We need to end Whitehall’s grip on the North

27.11.20 By Lord Jim O’Neill, vice-chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership In last week’s Spending Review, the Chancellor announced...

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NPP and UK2070 Commission call for greater role for Mayors to lead Fourth Industrial Revolution

24.11.20 The Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP) and UK2070 Commission are together calling for Metro Mayors to be given a...

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Northern business leaders call for a clear roadmap out of lockdown

02.11.20 80 prominent Northern business leaders have written to the Prime Minister to warn that levelling-up is at risk...

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The Case for Devolution

25.09.20 The North taking control of building back better Summary It is our firm view that levelling-up can only...

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Power up the North: Levelling up in recovery

04.09.20 The Northern Powerhouse, since its launch in 2014, has seen some progress but too many false dawns. As...

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Recovery for all: how the Northern Powerhouse can lead the economic recovery

20.05.20 Polling demonstrates huge support for investment in education, green jobs and fibre broadband Proposals show how the government...

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