One of the more disjointed devolution deals, the West of England Mayoralty will cover North East Somerset, Bath and Bristol. Unlike Bristol, it’s likely to be an uphill struggle for her Majesty’s opposition.
We should learn from Labour who benefitted from this in 2012 when Ken Livingstone seeking to return to the Mayoralty after being defeated by Boris in 2008, was re-selected officially in late 2010.
Today’s Tube strike was a chance for Sadiq Khan to show firm leadership and disprove critics who suggest he’s finding the transition from campaigning to governing harder than he expected.
Steve Rotherham will be standing to become Liverpool City Region’s new Metro Mayor – biggest task has already been defeated so what follows Labour’s inevitable win?
In May, very few commentators are predicting anything but a Labour win, despite recent talk of a shock Lib Dem victory. Based of 2015 general election results, there should be a run-off between the Tories and Labour, with an anticipated landslide for Labour in the second round.