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Metro mayors are all men – but women's voices are needed for the best pandemic recovery

By Fiona Armstrong-Gibbs, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool Business School,, Liverpool John Moores University
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The UK elections taking place this May include seven contests for combined-authority metro mayors in England. These “metro mayors” run large, metropolitan areas outside London, presiding over a group of local council leaders, a group of business leaders who make decisions about local economic growth (Local Enterprise Partnerships) and, in some places, the police and crime commissioner.

After these votes, there will be nine metro mayors in England. There is one brand-new contest in West Yorkshire this year, while six mayors are standing for a second term. The other two were elected…


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