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Referendum for Elected Mayor

We the undersigned petition the council to Hold a referendum on the replacement of the current system of the Council Leader and Cabinet with an elected Mayor and Cabinet.

75% of Oldham Councillors represent the Labour Party and are elected on around 40% of the votes cast. As the largest party they then elect a council leader who appoints the cabinet.
An elected Mayor would require the support of more than 50% of voters and would therefore have the support of a majority of voters.

This ePetition ran from 22/05/2019 to 05/07/2019 and has now finished.

7 people signed this ePetition.