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Will metro mayors save Labour?

The party could rebuild itself through devolution

By Liam Booth-Smith  

Andy Burnham makes a speech after he was selected as the Labour candidate who will fight to become the mayor of Greater Manchester ©Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

When the history of these years of the Labour party is written, there will be a footnote for the year 2017 thanking the former Tory chancellor George Osborne. Next year, some of our largest city regions will be voting for metro mayors, which…

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