How will new mayors work with Whitehall to improve prospects for their city-regions?

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 12:30

Event starts at 12:30 at the Institute for Government. This event will be livestreamed

With the election of new mayors in May 2017 fast approaching, this event will explore how new, powerful, mayors and combined authority leaders can make their voices heard in Whitehall, and how departments can best deal with the new, post-devolution landscape.

 The second event in a series on local leadership will seek to answer:  

  • What difference will directly-elected mayors and combined authorities make to public services, local growth and investment?
  • How can mayors and combined authority leaders work constructively with Whitehall to get the best for their local areas?
  • How do Whitehall departments need to adapt to the post-devolution landscape?
  • Do we need a ‘cabinet of the mayors’ to enable mayors to work most effectively with government?

On our expert panel, we will hear from:

  • Tom Walker, Director, Cities & Local Growth Unit, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Martin Reeves, Chief Executive, Coventry City Council
  • Dave Smith, Managing Director, Sheffield City Region team
  • John Wrathmell, Head of Strategy at New Economy Manchester

The event will be chaired by Dr Jo Casebourne, Director of Development, Institute for Government.

We would like to thank Grant Thornton for supporting this event.

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