Tories want voters to have say on elected mayor
Last updated at 11:42, Thursday, 17 May 2012
COPELAND Tories are making a new demand for the borough to have an elected mayor who would usurp the powers of the leader.
Have your say
In Liverpool the new elected mayor had just stood down as the Leader of the Council. In Salford they elected a Labour Party insider. In Copeland Elaine Woodburn would almost certainly be elected mayor if she stood - after all, Labour is re-elected year after year - resulting in more of the same at greater cost. So what would be the point exactly? Bring back the Committee system to keep a check on the leadership, and if you don't like the current regime - get out and vote for the opposition!
Whoever is voted into office will have been elected by us, not chosen by the few. It is better to have ownership of the process, therefore co-responsibility, than be dictated to. Whoever is voted into office will be by the will of the people, surely this is a better way than echoes of post-war Russia?
Democracy is all very well but the prolotariat may just vote in Ms W. What about a revolution lead by disgruntled rugby fans?