12th November 2011 Interviews
The Institute for Government and I are quoted in this Economist article
Britain’s few elected mayors have mostly worked well. That doesn’t mean other cities will vote for them.
GISELA STUART, a Labour MP, trots round her Birmingham constituency, listening to gripes about traffic, litter and the sundry inconveniences of life in a busy city. She is good at this sort of thing. Ms Stuart became an election-night heroine last year for holding off an expected swing to the Conservatives in her Edgbaston seat. She could expect to fly high in Ed Miliband’s Labour Party. But she is swapping that ambition for the chance to run her city. Others hope to follow.