I'm fully in favour of all cities across the UK having their own mayor, however I think the approach taken to bring them in across the country was highly flawed.
Councillors resisted them, the scope was limited, positives weren't explained, and the average voter came under the belief that the roles were simply only to create a gravy conveyor belt for MP's.
Originally Posted by CyberEric
Sort of off topic, but is Boris Johnson the mayor of London the City or Greater London, and if so, where are its political boundaries?
Boris is the 'Mayor of London' however this is London defined as 'Greater London'; the 1,572 km2 area that stretches from Heathrow in the west, to Dagenham in the east, and Enfield in the north, to Croydon in the south. Greater London is composed of the 32 London Boroughs and the City of London. However it should be noted that the area is smaller than either the urban or metro area.
Technically, and rather confusingly Greater London contains two cities: the City of London (2.90km2) which is the original Londinium settlement, and the City of Westminster (21.48km2).
Since 1189 the City of London has had its own mayor, however with the creation of the Mayor of London role covering Greater London, this title is now referred to as the Lord Mayor or London. The Lord Mayor of London (currently David Wootton) is effectively a manager for the City of London Corporation who's jurisdiction is focused on the financially-focused Square Mile.