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Mayoral candidates across England pledge support for R&D


Local leaders that play “crucial” role in boosting innovation are backing sector ahead of elections

The leading mayoral candidates for several English metropolitan areas that are home to some of the UK’s biggest universities have pledged their support for R&D and higher education if they are elected on 6 May.

The Campaign for Science and Engineering wrote to the candidates urging them to provide leadership to maximise their regions’ science and technology strengths, and Research Professional News can exclusively reveal the first responses.

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