Robocop says no to mayors
Quaequam blog has drawn my attention to "Robocop" Ray Mallon's latest thoughts on directly elected mayors in a Grauniad interview.
Regular readers of this blog will know that Mayor Mallon did a U-Turn on mayors back in February at the Evening Mail's "big debate". The Evening Mail has still yet to report on Ray Mallon's speech back in February.
Interestingly, the speaker was up against Mallon in the "Big Debate", labour MP Khalid Mahmood from Perry Barr, has now said he would stand if the position became available. But he is still inprinciple against the concept of a directly elected mayor!
I hear that the Mail's campaign and petition response is slowing down, and could well peter out during the summer.
While out canvassing during the last month, it is a topic that has still yet to be raised with me, or with any of our team of canvassers. Residents are telling us they want hard working local councillors, who are putting the work in to clean their area up and get the basics right.