Call for deputy mayors to tackle integration in major cities


by REENA KUMAR An integration strategy giving power to deputy mayors should be implemented to heal deepening divisions that have emerged since the Brexit referendum, according to a new report on social cohesion. The appointment of a new deputy mayor for integration in each region in Britain has been proposed in the new study from independent thinktank British Future. Their role would be to improve relations between diverse community groups focusing on issues including housing and unemployment. Professor Ted Cantle, author of a groundbreaking report after the 2001 race riots in northern England, is supporting the move. He said: “Integration…

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