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Can mayors save Labour? How Sadiq Khan and Andy Burnham show the path back to power

Labour may have lost the last four national elections, but the party is in power in city halls across the country

Khan and Burnham have succeeded where their national party has failed. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/PA Images

After suffering its worst election defeat since the 1930s, Labour looks further from power than ever. It seems astonishing, then, to think there are still some Labour politicians actually running things.

In London, Manchester and Liverpool, Sadiq Khan, Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram are responsible for their regions as mayors, and—what’s more—are this spring running with high hopes of re-election. Meanwhile, Liam Byrne is challenging the Tory incumbent Andy Street in the…

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