× Welcome to the Q&A forum!

I already vote for councillors. How does this improve democracy?

  • Anonymous
  • Topic Author
  • Visitor
  • Visitor
6 months 5 days ago #15 by Anonymous
I already vote for councillors. How does this improve democracy?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
6 months 5 days ago #18 by Lee Cooper
A democratically elected mayor would replace a council leader who we have no ability to vote for. It is the council leader, or mayor, who sets policies, such as for planning matters and Croydon's Local Plan. Taking planning as an example, the Planning Committee must adhere to these policies when deciding individual planning applications. Currently, if voters disagree with these policies, we have no recourse, however with a mayor, if we disagreed with their policies, he/she could potentially be voted out of office.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: Lee Cooper
Time to create page: 0.169 seconds