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Centre for Cities – City Region Research

Savanta ComRes conducted polling among residents in five city regions (London, Manchester, Liverpool, the West Midlands and Tees Valley) about their mayors and priorities for politicians in their city at the moment.

  • While more than five in six (86%) respondents were aware that their city region has an elected mayor, less than half (44%) of all respondents are able to correctly name the mayor of their city.
  • Approximately one in five respondents say health care provision (22%) and housing (19%) should be the most important priority for politicians in their city at the moment.
  • Three in five (58%) respondents from across the five city regions say the Mayor should have more direct responsibility over providing affordable housing. Respondents are then most likely to say they believe their Mayor should have more direct responsibility over bus services (50%) and local trains (45%).

Date Published: 13/03/2020

Categories: GB | Politics | Public and communities | Public Sector

Client: Centre for Cities


Savanta ComRes interviewed 2,268 residents of the: Greater London (501), Greater Manchester (501), Liverpool (510), Tees Valley (256) and West Midlands (500) City regions who would have been eligible to vote in the May 2020 mayoral elections* from the 27th January  to 14th February 2020. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of each city by age, gender, social grade and sub-region. Savanta ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

*Eligibility was defined as all respondents who will be 18+ on 7th May 2020

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