University evaluates Liverpool mayoral model

The University of Liverpool’s Heseltine Institute for Public Policy and Practice has produced an independent report examining Liverpool’s mayoral model of governance.

One of the key findings of the report highlights how Mayor Joe Anderson now spends ‘more time on outward-facing ‘representational’ activities, particularly at national and international levels’ as mayor.

To compile the report, the researchers gained access to written sources and conducted interviews with key people, both inside and outside the city.

The report, compiled by Professor Alan Harding, concludes that ‘the broad picture that emerges is of a Mayoral model of governance that is still in development but is beginning, in difficult circumstances, to be associated with significant changes, both in the way the City Council interacts with other key agencies and interests which are important to the future of the city and the city-region, and in the way the city is perceived.’

The University’s Heseltine Institute of Public Policy and Practice provides policymakers and practitioners with evidence, fresh ideas and global perspective, connecting them to the University’s policy research and the full breadth of its local, national and international networks.

The report, which was commissioned by the City Council, can be read here.

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