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John Ransford: the problem with directly elected mayors

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LGA Chief Exec discusses concerns over mayor policy

Following Lord Heseltine's speech to the Local Government Association on the subject of directly elected mayors, LGA Chief Executive John Ransford speaks to the Local Government Channel's Ciaran Flannery. Ransford explains the concerns of local government on the issue and also discusses funding for the Big Society and the serious difficulties councils face with front loaded cuts.



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