Keeping It Local
By Dan Holden, Consultant

After a faltering start by New Labour, some big English cities are holding elections in May for ‘metro mayors’ – the culmination of years of effort to devolve power away from London. Despite this exciting innovation, 2017 is unlikely to be easy for local government: fiscal and social pressures are mounting and 2016 saw a Brexit-driven shake up of the political order.

Recent ComRes research is helping our clients to navigate and understand better the complex and changeable landscape of local government, providing insight into some of the most pressing issues facing the soon-to be mayors:


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