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Birmingham elected mayor: Final day of public consultation

Category: England

Published: 3rd Jan 2012 09:06:28

It is the final day for residents to take part in public consultations about whether to introduce a directly-elected mayor for Birmingham.

Birmingham is one of 12 English cities that have been offered the choice to have a directly-elected mayor, based on its population size.

People are being asked to suggest what powers mayors should have and how they could be scrutinised by local councils.

Referendums will be held in May to decide if people want an elected mayor.

London has an elected mayor and Leicester has now chosen to accept a directly-elected mayor too.

Referendums will be held in Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Coventry, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and Wakefield in May to decide if residents there will also choose this system.

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BBC News, 2012. Birmingham elected mayor: Final day of public consultation [Online] (Updated 3rd Jan 2012)
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