Business leaders back campaign for elected mayor in Birmingham

BUSINESS leaders in Birmingham have thrown their weight behind the campaign for an elected mayor in the city.

The Birmingham Chamber of Commerce has formally endorsed the plan and urged others to follow suit. However, the business body has said clarity is still needed on the breadth of powers for the new role.

The chamber’s elected council gave their backing by an overwhelming majority yesterday. The vote came ahead of a visit to Birmingham by Cities Minister Greg Clark and mayoral advocates Lord Heselti... For the full story register now for free or login below...