Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis criticised for being “part time”


A Sheffield councillor has dubbed Dan Jarvis a “part time Mayor” and says he needs to get a grip of public transport.

Green councillor Rob Murphy, who stood against Mr Jarvis in the election for the Sheffield City Regional Mayor, criticised him at a meeting of the full council.

In his role as a directly-elected Mayor, he has powers to franchise bus services, which means that operators are given set standards to work to and local authorities have more control over routes, fares and standards.

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