While I may not agree with every argument put forward on these sites, it is informative, balanced and fair minded. I am really pleased that it is about democracy and accountability and not about personalities. It does not call for the current Mayor of Newham not to be a candidate - only for there to be a choice.
I have posted here trying to explain the process and why the position of a Directly Elected Mayor is so important.
I will post later on why we need a choice and why I personally think that if the present Mayor is reaffirmed without an open selection, he would have been in power for 27 years by the end of his next term of office. It is surely about time now that there is a meaningful choice about who will be the next Labour candidate for Mayor for Newham.
I shall also consider over possible reforms and alternatives to the Directly Elected Mayoral (DEM) model.
These will be my views and will not necessarily reflect the views of others.