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Merseyside follows Manchester, sort of

By Daniel Kenealy @DanKenealy In October a UK government minister remarked that Merseyside was ‘not ready’ for a city-region devolution deal of the type that was announced for Greater Manchester in November 2014. Last week the six local authorities that … Continue reading

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Quietly Tony Lloyd has been appointed Greater Manchester’s first mayor, but significant challenges lie ahead

By Daniel Kenealy Last Friday Tony Lloyd became the first Mayor of Greater Manchester. There were no public debates or hustings. The electorate consisted of ten people, the leaders of the local authorities that comprise Greater Manchester. After two hours … Continue reading

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