Author: John Harris

John Harris CBE DL has had four careers. He was in local government (incl as chief executive of South Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council) and then in the private sector as a company director working in the UK and overseas. He has held non-executive government and other director appointments and is a trustee of a number of Yorkshire-based arts, housing and community charities. He is a passionate European and supporter of One Yorkshire; he lives in Harrogate.

Proposals for a North Yorkshire executive mayor

John Harris
brown bridge on green grass field near mountain

Once Yorkshire had three ridings – then we had four short-lived county councils – now the government offers us four executive mayors. Those who promote the concept of One Yorkshire are going to have to persuade themselves that four mayors is a step in the right direction. In due course perhaps a more sympathetic government […]