Devolution- far enough or further to go?
Since 1997 devolution in the UK has gathered pace. A Scottish Parliament, a Welsh Assembly (now Senedd), a London Assembly and a raft of locally elected Mayors taking big decisions and facing big responsibilities. Yet some argue that the journey is only half over, that elected Mayors need to control more policy areas if the vision of local accountability for and decisions about local services is to become a reality.
And of course there are always political tensions. The centre may want to maintain its hold, political differences may cloud judgements over governance.
Join us on 28 November to hear from Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region to hear what more needs to be done and why this would benefit not just the city region area but the wider north. He will also answer questions about his wider role.
Steve Rotheram is a former Liverpool City Councillor, Lord Mayor and Labour MP. He was elected as the first Mayor of the Liverpool City Region in 2017 and re elected in 2021.
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