On 3 May this year, the people of Birmingham will be asked:
How would you like Birmingham to be run?
By a leader who is an elected councillor chosen by a vote of the other elected councillors. This is how the council is run now. Or by a mayor who is elected by voters. This would be a change from how the council is run now.
I think that Birmingham will benefit from a mayor. A directly elected mayor will mean:
- 700,000 Birmingham people get to say who runs the city, not just 60 councillors
- a mayor who is directly accountable to you, the voters, will have a real incentive to listen to you
- a mayor who is directly accountable to you will not be able to blame council officers when things go wrong – instead he or she will be responsible for putting things right.
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MP for Birmingham Edgbaston