Osborne Tells the North: You Need Mayors like Boris

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Osborne Tells the North: You Need Mayors like Boris


Byline: Daniel Martin Whitehall Correspondent

GEORGE Osborne has urged northern cities to adopt Boris Johnson-style elected mayors - just two years after thousands of voters said they did not want them.

The Chancellor offered cities 'serious devolution of powers and budgets' if they agree to vest authority in directlyelected figure like the Mayor of London.

The pledge comes despite the fact that voters in 2012 across the north delivered the government a humiliating blow by throwing out plans for elected mayors.

Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Bradford and Wakefield all rejected the idea in referendums.

In Manchester yesterday Mr Osborne said he is ready to offer a bigger carrot in terms of local decision-making power to tempt the cities to reconsider.

His offer came as he set out his vision of an economic 'powerhouse' in the north of England, with a high-speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds.

The Chancellor said the combined economic and creative energies of northern cities could compete on a global scale. Bringing the cities of the north together could create a second 'global city' for the UK, which would be not a rival but a 'brother in arms' for London as they fight to grow Britain's share in the world economy, he said.

But he set no timescale on the high-speed rail line - dubbed HS3 - or give any indication about its route. Mr Osborne said there was a 'strong case' for more elected mayors who could drive growth and development in northern cities.

'A true powerhouse requires true power,' he said. …

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