Newham mayoral hopeful calls for vote on scrapping role

Newham mayoral hopeful calls for vote on scrapping role
 

A referendum should be held on scrapping the directly elected mayoral system used in the London borough where the Olympics was held, according the woman challenging the capital’s longest-serving council leader for the top job.
Rokhsana Fiaz accused Sir Robin Wales, the mayor of Labour-dominated Newham, of presiding over an administration that makes decisions in a restricted circle and excludes community participation in formal council meetings that in some cases have lasted less than 20 minutes.
Two thousand Labour members in Newham have until Friday to vote on the party’s mayoral candidate... read more

 
12 March 2018 in Politics, Views: 50
Source: Guardian
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