What difference do directly elected mayors make? A panel discussion
Janke, Barbara; Harrison, Ben; Sweeting, David; Oliver, Thomas; Ayres, Sarah
Dr Thom Oliver Thom.Oliver@uwe.ac.uk
Occasional Associate Lecturer - HAS HSS
Thinking Futures festival discussion (part of ESRC Festival of Social Science), convened by the University of Bristol exploring the success of the Directly Elected Mayor model.
Strengthening city leadership by introducing directly elected mayors is now firmly on the agenda in the UK. Several cities, including Bristol, Leicester, Liverpool, and London already have directly elected mayors. Manchester plans to introduce a ‘metro mayor’ in 2017, with the prospect of other cities to follow. Supporters claim that the mayoral model of governance can provide visible, accountable, and effective city leadership. Critics argue that the model can lead to an over centralisation of power, weakening the role of councillors, undermining confidence in local democracy.
Chair: Sarah Ayres, University of Bristol
Baroness Barbara Janke, former Liberal Democrat leader of Bristol City Council, (8:52-16:05)
Ben Harrison, Centre for Cities (16:06:27:20),
Dr David Sweeting, University of Bristol (27:21-33:34), and
Dr Thom Oliver, University of West England (33:35-39:35)
Monday 9th November 2015 (6-8pm)
Held at the Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Bristol BS1 5TX
Accessible via Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/university-of-bristol/what-difference-do-directly-elected-mayors-make
Janke, B., Harrison, B., Sweeting, D., Oliver, T., & Ayres, S. (2015, November). What difference do directly elected mayors make? A panel discussion. Presented at Thinking Futures: What difference do directly elected mayors make?
|Presentation Conference Type||Speech|
|Conference Name||Thinking Futures: What difference do directly elected mayors make?|
|Start Date||Nov 9, 2015|
|End Date||Nov 9, 2015|
|Acceptance Date||Nov 9, 2015|
|Publication Date||Nov 9, 2015|
|Peer Reviewed||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||elected mayors, thinking futures, ESRC festival of social science, councillors, representation, scrutiny, leadership, Bristol, devolution, city deal|
|Related Public URLs||http://www.bristol.ac.uk/policybristol/news/2015/thinking-futures-highlights.html|
|Additional Information|| Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : University of Bristol Thinking Futures (ESRC Festival of Social Science 2015)
Corporate Creators : University of Bristol (Centre for Public Engagement & PolicyBristol)
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