Consultation outcome

What can a mayor do for your city?

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

On 1 November 2011 the government launched a consultation seeking views from 12 major English cities on its proposed approach for giving powers to any mayors elected in those cities. The consultation closed on 3 January 2012 and this paper provides a summary of the responses received and sets out the government’s response to the issues raised.

Original consultation

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A consultation on proposals for giving powers to elected mayors in the 12 mayoral cities.


Consultation description

The government is committed to creating directly elected mayors in the 12 largest English cities, subject to confirmatory referendums and full scrutiny by elected councillors. This consultation paper sought views on the government’s proposed approach for giving powers to mayors elected in the 12 cities following the referendums held in May 2012.