That’s according to the Institute for Public Policy Research, Prospect‘s 2007 think tank of the year. A press release from the IPPR has just pinged into my email inbox announcing the following exciting news:
ippr’s research shows that England’s experience of mayors—in places including London, Hartlepool and Hackney—has been positive
Perhaps London’s just trying to boost its position on the national league tables by offloading its worst-performing borough.
More substantive comment on England’s mayor problem will appear in the May issue of Prospect later this week, courtesy of the IPPR’s Michael Kenny and Guy Lodge.