The Mayoral Referendum
Earlier this week, South Birmingham College’s campus in Digbeth was the location for a debate on the pros and cons of an elected Mayor for Birmingham.
Since the debate was happening on our doorstep, MyDigbeth wanted to inform Digbeth residents and our readers of where they can find more information about what elected mayors do for our cities. The Institute for Government has published a collection of short essays assessing the merits and limitations of directly elected mayors.
The essays focus on the lessons we can learn from existing mayoral authorities, how we can improve the current mayoral model, the role elected mayors play in economic growth and the impact elected mayors can have on our cities. The full report can be downloaded by clicking here.
Voting in the referendum will take place on Thursday 3rd May; the polling station for Digbeth is Chandos Primary School (see map below).