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George Osborne: Greater Manchester to have elected mayor

Greater Manchester is to have an elected mayor to preside over regional issues, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.

The move, agreed with leaders of the region's 10 councils, will give local politicians greater control over billions of pounds of public money,

The mayor will oversee policies such as transport, social care and housing as well as police budgets.

Jeremy Cooke reports.

  • 03 Nov 2014
  • From the section UK
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