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PUBLIC WANTS REFERENDUMS ON MAYORS

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Nearly 60% of people want the chance to vote for a directly elected mayor in their area, according to research for ...
Nearly 60% of people want the chance to vote for a directly elected mayor in their area, according to research for the New Local Government Network.

Nearly half said they would be more likely to participate in local elections if they were voting for a mayor. The results will encourage those planning petitions to force mayoral referendums.

NLGN executive director John Williams called for the UK's top 20 cities to hold referendums as part of a national democracy day.
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