Should Birmingham have a directly elected mayor? – Arguments for and against | a debate visualisation on Wrangl

BiNS is firmly in the 'Yes' camp, but this is an interesting way to present the argument. [link]

2 comments for “Should Birmingham have a directly elected mayor? – Arguments for and against | a debate visualisation on Wrangl

  1. James Russell
    4 December 2011 at 7:59 pm

    No.
    Birmingham’s problems are not due to there being no mayor. London’s problems were due to no GLC, and no central body representing the Greater London area. Now they have a Mayor they can coordinate transport and bids for major world events (Olympics, World Athletics).
    In the same way, any attempts to stage such a big event are hampered by coordination between Solihul (Airport, NEC), Birmingham, Coventry and Black Country. If we had a West Midlands Mayor, that would make sense.

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