Birmingham Mayor Campaign
Of the 10 other cities also holding a mayoral referendum, including Coventry, Nottingham and Manchester most said no. Only the people of Bristol said yes to an elected mayor.
The Prime Minister’s plan to increase local power for regional cities; ‘putting a Boris in every city’ have been decisively rejected. The existing model of city council rule with a ceremonial mayor will continue in Birmingham. Local election results swept Labour back into control of Birmingham; with veteran politician Sir Albert Bore becoming leader of the council.
The referendum took place on Thursday 3rd May 2012; alongside local government elections.
42.2% of Birmingham voters said yes to an elected mayor.
57.8% of Birmingham voters said no to an elected mayor.
Just 214,000 votes were polled in the city; approximately 30% of those eligible to vote.
Social Breakfast wishes to thank all those decision makers who took the time to share their thoughts on the elected mayor debate; John Hemming MP, Councillor James Hutchings, Desmond Jaddoo, Gisela Stuart MP and Liam Byrne MP.
To promote the campaign we asked Wade Comics to create a comic strip, you can see how great that turned out for yourself below:
Did you go out and vote?
Could not be bothered
Are you happy with the choice?