Do we need more elected mayors?
From Boris Johnson in London to Michael Bloomberg in New York, elected mayors are intended to be the face of the place they represent. Are mayors needed in all cities?
The government's Localism Bill is expected to propose referenda in 12 of the biggest cities in England, giving voters the opportunity to decide if they want a mayor.
The new mayors would be encouraged to drive forward efficiencies and make better use of council budgets - to deliver more for less.
Do you want to have city mayors? Can elected mayors reinvigorate local politics? Or will they add more bureaucracy? Should cities stick with their current system of leadership?
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