How strong is the Mayor of London?

David Sweeting*

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Abstract

This article addresses the question 'How strong is the Mayor of London?' from two perspectives: the distinction between 'strong' and 'weak' mayors that emerged from American urban political analysis; and the strength of mayors outside the formal confines of their office in governance. It is argued that, while the Mayor of London is strong in the Greater London Authority, he is weak in London governance, as the Mayor has limited local autonomy,is heavily reliant on central government for funding, has no party connections, and as yet he has not harnessed latent governmental or non-governmental capacity in London.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-478
Number of pages14
JournalPolicy and Politics
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003

Bibliographical note

Publisher: The Policy Press

Keywords

  • Greater London Authority (GLA)
  • Local governance
  • London
  • Mayor

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