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JUST 16% OF COUNCILLORS WANT DIRECTLY ELECTED MAYORS

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Seven in ten people are in favour of directly elected mayors, but only 16% of councillors support the idea, accordi...
Seven in ten people are in favour of directly elected mayors, but only 16% of councillors support the idea, according to a team at Strathclyde University who conducted 2,200 interviews in Britain in 1994 and 1995, reports The Guardian (p6).

Only 11% of Labour councillors back directly elected mayors, a proposal favoured by party leader Tony Blair.

The interviewers also found 55% public support for elected regional government.
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