The Oglesbys at it again. If it's not nauseating enough that we have Oglesby senior doing all possible for a knighthood, now we've got Mark 2 wading into Political Debates. Better start somewhere than no where, and the Elected Mayor Option does give some extra financial assistance which in these trying times is to be much welcomed. I take the point about the elected Mayor for the Region, as this is something they're also talking about in the East Midlands and Merseyside. Like devolution in parts of the UK though, I think it will evolve into just that, a Regional Mayor/Leader.