Devolution and Metro Mayors should prioritise a ‘truly’ inclusive society
In three weeks’ time, six regions across the UK will be electing their new Metro Mayors. Devolution has the potential to radically empower local communities. But several quarters have voiced the same message that on its current track devolution will only serve to further entrench power in the hands of an elected few: the male, pale and stale. And we’ve heard even less about engagement, prioritisation and outcomes for the disadvantaged in our communities across the country.