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Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 3rd July 2015.

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Photo of Nick Brown Nick Brown Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne East

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on the structure of the relationship between metro mayors and local authorities.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

I refer the rt. hon. Member to the speech given by my rt. hon. friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in Manchester on 14 May, where he explained that when we transfer major powers to cities these must come with new city wide elected mayors who work with local councils.

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