The Birmingham mayoral election battle has been rocked to its very foundations with exclusive news that Our Lord- aka The Eternal One- will run for the city’s top job, writes Howard Elston (OBE).
An argument regularly used to support the call for directly elected mayors is that whoever wins will thus have a mandate from the public to carry out their programme or manifesto….. the reality is not so straightforward.
… it is not the gimmicks and political beauty contests that surround an elected mayor that Birmingham needs.
Steve Beauchampé takes a critical look at the ramifications of Birmingham electing a Mayor.
The Co-operative Party – Birmingham Branch – cordially invites you to join them for a debate
Steve Beauchampé is appalled that the electorate will be asked to vote next May without knowing what for.
Alan Clawley considers what it might mean to have an elected mayor in Birmingham.
Following last week’s elections and the referendum on AV, Steve Beauchampé takes the political temperature.
News that another well-known local has declared themselves a potential mayoral candidate prompts Dave Woodhall to wonder what the criteria for the job will be.