The last 10 years has seen a proliferation of food policy groups at the local government level in England, made up of actors from the public sector, civil society, and (sometimes) private food businesses. Meanwhile, changing local government structures in England mean that many major cities are now led by a directly elected Mayor—and the Mayors of Bristol and London have been supportive of the food policy groups in their respective cities. Taking these cities as case studies, the questions addressed in this chapter are (1) How useful is the support of the Mayor to a food policy group? (2) What factors determine how useful a Mayor can be? The chapter makes a number of recommendations for actors in food policy groups that are seeking Mayoral support and suggests new avenues of enquiry for expanding the study of the effect of Mayoral support along temporal and geographical lines.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Food Security and Sustainability|
|Editors||David Barling, Jessica Fanzo|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||32|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Nov 2018|
- Food security
- food, resilience, sustainability, urbanism