Knowing the referendum choice

Great letter by Newham Voting for Change supporter Simon Rush in the Newham Recorder:

My understanding is simply we keep the current status quo where the mayor has overall control or more open governance of a borough run as a committee-based system – which I believe to be a fairer, more open form of running for Newham’s constituents where all elected councillors have more say during councillor meetings, not solely the cabinet who often do as instructed by following the guidance of the whip, sometimes not speaking out for fearing losing their position within the cabinet.

As a final note, this local newspaper needs to do a lot more to inform the residents of the two choices available for the referendum on May 6 as, after all, part of the remit of any quality newspaper is to inform its readership of important issues within its readership.

We agree!

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