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Innovation and growth factsheet series: elected mayors

Elected mayors

As plans for the devolution of power to local areas continue to develop, the office of mayor could become a viable alternative to senior national office,​ and one that wields considerable influence, including over university affairs.​

This factsheet sets out the current state of play with elected mayors and the wider devolution agenda in England, and what it means for universities.


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