Is it time to pilot directly elected provosts in Scotland?
22 June 2011
The economic case for elected mayors is clear, according to new research from the Centre for Cities & the Institute for Government. The key argument is this:
"Mayors create an opportunity not only for these cities to transform their local governance structures, but also to make a real difference to their economic growth".
We have long argued that Scotland should pilot the introduction of a directly elected mayoral model that is suitable for our cities. As this report argues, cities should be able to choose which "mayoral model is right for their local economy".
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