The launch of Newham Voting for Change has been reported in the Newham Recorder:
Cllr John Whitworth, speaking for the group, said: “The mayor promised this referendum as part of her manifesto in 2018 and we’re very pleased the date and ballot question have been confirmed.
“Voters will get a meaningful choice between the current system and a more open, inclusive and democratic system in which all councillors get a say in determining council policy.”
Josephine Grahl said the group was set up to make the positive arguments for the committee system.
Ms Grahl characterised it as “a co-operative, democratic system which gives a stronger voice to elected councillors and residents”.
“This is a real alternative to the mayoral model and we hope residents will support our campaign,” she said.