Interesting thoughts Theo.
When thinking about showcasing the innovation that is happening elsewhere, there has to be space for under-confident LAs to step forward and engage in a discussion around that innovation. There also needs to be a mechanism to allow them to start from their own problems; rather than looking at the innovations first.
I also think that more needs to be done with members. Our work in Harrow has been successful because it has joined up members and officers. There are innovation deficits on both sides; which is dangerous.
Good points about devo structures, but how many mayors are grabbing innovation by the horns and using it to drive change across their authorities?