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Andrew Adonis


Lord Adonis was the Director of the Institute for Government from 2010-12. He has been Secretary of State for Transport, Minister for Schools, Head of the No.10 Policy Unit, and senior No. 10 adviser on education, public services and constitutional reform. He pioneered key public service reforms including the Academy programme, Teach First, and the plan to develop a high-speed rail line from London to northern England and Scotland. More about Andrew

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31 AUG 2011 Report

Mayors and the Localism Bill

This briefing note provides the Institute's view on how the Localism Bill could be strengthened.

31 JUL 2011 Report

Localism Bill

In this letter, Lord Adonis presses for the office of elected mayor to be given greater powers.

28 MAR 2011 Comment

A tale of two knights

Support for the two knights means Mancunians see little to gain from an elected mayor.

04 MAR 2011 Comment

99 and not out

I heard how Leeds and Bradford felt about elected mayors on the latest leg of my city tour.

28 FEB 2011 Comment

An elected mayor for Newcastle United?

Unless Alan Shearer or Cheryl Cole throw their hats in the ring, there won't be much support for a Mayor of Newcastle in next year’s referendum.