Sheffield City Region mayor in question
by Sam Popper on September 23, 2016, posted in Sheffield City Region categories
Sir Steve Houghton, Chair of the region’s Combined Authority, has said an elected mayor is “not a done deal”, despite it forming part of the agreement signed in 2015. However, a Government spokesman said that the deal is “absolutely clear” and will involve an elected mayor.
The Sheffield City Region deal has been backed by over 70% of people polled, and could result in £1.3bn extra funding in the region. However, support for an elected mayor is lacking, partly because of the complex geographical make up of Sheffield City Region Combined Authority.