As part of our ongoing series of events on the future of devolution across the UK, the Institute for Government is delighted to welcome Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands and leader of the West Midlands Combined Authority.
Six months after his re-election to a second term in office, Andy Street – who will be in conversation with Akash Paun, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government – will discuss his role as a ‘metro mayor’, the constraints he faces in the role, and how metro mayors can help deliver the government’s levelling up and net zero objectives.
The event will be broadcast live via the Institute for Government website, with an opportunity for questions from the audience.
Andy Street started his career at the John Lewis Partnership in 1985 as a trainee at Brent Cross and rose to become the managing director in 2007. He resigned in order to stand for election, and was successfully elected in May 2017 as the Conservative Mayor of the West Midlands. He was subsequently re-elected to this position in May 2021.
For more information on metro mayors see: www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/explainers/metro-mayors