More than half say no to a directly-elected mayor for Nottingham
FIFTY-SIX per cent of Post readers are against having a directly-elected mayor.
We ran an opinion poll on our website – thisisnottingham.co.uk – after it was revealed that under new plans, a mayor for the city, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe could become reality.
This is despite the city saying "no" to an elected mayor in a referendum last year.
Former MP Lord Heseltine wrote a report in November about how to boost regional growth, including plans for mayors in wider city conurbations.
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He recommended an "urgent consultation" on the issue and said that where local support was "broad", the Government should act to make the idea a reality "without referendum".
Deputy leader of Nottingham City Council, Councillor Graham Chapman, said: "We've been through this before and the people of Nottingham rejected the idea. It cost £2 million across the country and only Bristol went for it."
For more debate on current affairs, visit www.thisisnottingham.co.uk