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The Newly Elected Mayor

Marvin Rees, the newly elected mayor of Bristol, explains to Bronwen Maddox what it means to be in charge.

"The cry you hear from the public is, why can't they get anything done? The cry you hear from government is, why can't I get anything done?"
In this new five part series the director of the Institute for Government, Bronwen Maddox, sets off in pursuit of power. What is it, and how does it work?

Her interviewees include former secretary of state for Education, Michael Gove; the Momentum activist Barbara Ntumy; and the first female bishop to speak in the House of Lords, the right reverend Rachel Treweek.

In the opening programme you'll hear from the newly elected mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees. He draws on this story to explain being in charge: " It's like having your mouth round a fire hydrant, stuff coming in at volume. How do you manage that, and remember that you're supposed to be leading the way?"

Bronwen Maddox is the former editor of Prospect and became the new director of The Institute for Government in September 2016.
The producer is Miles Warde.

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15 minutes

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Mon 24 Oct 2016 13:45