Dan Jarvis on his time as the Mayor of South Yorkshire and why he is stepping down | Sir John Curtice's predictions for the local elections
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With voters returning to the ballot box on May 5, the local elections could result in some changes to the political landscape in England.

One of the guaranteed changes is in South Yorkshire, where the metro mayor Dan Jarvis is stepping down after four years. The Barnsley Central MP, who will be remaining in Westminster, discusses why he is leaving the role.

The Labour politician reflects on his tenure with The Northern Agenda editor Rob Parsons, discussing his successes and frustrations - including his thoughts on working with Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, and Michael Gove.

And Westminster editor Dan O'Donohue is joined by polling guru Sir John Curtice to discuss how the major parties might perform on May 5.

The professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde, and regular fixture in TV studios during election night broadcasts, explains how Boris Johnson could find himself performing worse than Theresa May at the local elections.

He also discusses whether the collapse of the Red Wall in the 2019 general election and Brexit could affect how voters cast their ballot.

The Northern Agenda is a Laudable production for Reach. It is presented by Rob Parsons and Daniel O'Donoghue, and it is produced by Daniel J. McLaughlin.

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