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    As above, I'm not really sure who has the final say etc?
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    (Original post by ComputerMaths97)
    As above, I'm not really sure who has the final say etc?
    A say in what?

    Mayors and Local councils etc run the local areas.
    Governments run the country as a whole.

    There's not that much interaction, aside from funding.
    The only real effect is a good mayor etc may be more capable of conversing with central govt about issues like devolution, money, or plans affecting local govt.
    But the general rule is to try to keep them separate.
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    (Original post by Inazuma)
    A say in what?

    Mayors and Local councils etc run the local areas.
    Governments run the country as a whole.

    There's not that much interaction, aside from funding.
    The only real effect is a good mayor etc may be more capable of conversing with central govt about issues like devolution, money, or plans affecting local govt.
    But the general rule is to try to keep them separate.
    So say for example the London Mayor wanted to actively do something about house prices, does he have the power to build more houses etc?
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    (Original post by ComputerMaths97)
    So say for example the London Mayor wanted to actively do something about house prices, does he have the power to build more houses etc?
    It would have to go through the assembly first in that example - but they have their own (large) budget to use for that.
    Mayor does set housing plans for example, it's where there's a conflict with govt policy it may be an issue - in that cases SoS would have final say.
    But generally, failing an obvious conflict in aims, Mayor and assembly have a fair amount of leeway in what they do.
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    (Original post by ComputerMaths97)
    As above, I'm not really sure who has the final say etc?
    London mayors have far more power than local council elected mayors. The London mayor has the power to create huge projects, control infrastructure such as transport and also the creation of Sharia controlled zones.
 
 
 
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