Local blogger Martin Warne spoke in favour of changing Newham's governance from an Executive Mayor model to a "Committee model". Next May there will be a borough wide referendum to decide.
Interestingly it appears that Newham Fabians could not find a speaker who was in favour of the Executive Mayor model. For balance one of its officers gave examples of the positive arguments for the model.
This is Martin's excellent post https://forestgate.net/2020/11/23/talking-to-the-fabians-about-committees/
So, what is the committee model?
Why do we believe this the best option for Newham?
The socialist case for committees