Wednesday 17 May 2017
London Chamber renews call for metro mayors panel
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry today revived its call, made in the 2016 mayoral elections in for a metro mayors panel.
The leading business group has said that Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan should convene a 'Metro Mayors Panel' to explore how to encourage best practice on devolution within local government.
Now that Manchester, West Midlands, Liverpool and Bristol have elected new mayors LCCI believes that such a panel could benefit all five areas in discussing not only devolution, but also Brexit
Policy Director Sean McKee said: "The idea of elected mayors coming together as a united voice is a more powerful one now than ever.
"Not only could they share best practice, but would also be a voice with the Government would have to listen to."
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NOTES TO EDITOR:
1. LCCI is the capital's most representative business organisation, with members ranging in size from multi-national companies to SMEs and sole traders.
2. Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive, is available for further comment and interview.
3. For the original ask in Towards a Greater London click here