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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - ELECTED MAYORS

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Since the New Local Government Network pushed hard for elected mayors, their report Mayors mid-term isn't the most ...
Since the New Local Government Network pushed hard for elected mayors, their report Mayors mid-term isn't the most objective assessment possible (LGC, 14 May).

There is evidence that councils with mayors are improving their performance - but so have others without mayors.

Elected mayors may or may not be the best thing in local government since the abolition of Aldermen but the debate requires a much more informed review of all the evidence than that carried out through the NLGN's pink-tinted specs.

Roger Backhouse

Ilford, Essex
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