Friday, January 29, 2021

Game on: Court confirms choice for Newham in May: "It is between a more open and democratic system & status quo"


Check out release by "Newham voting for Change" that the Courts have confirmed today that there will be choice in the referendum in May between the current all powerful Newham Council Executive Mayor and the more open and democratic Committee model. 

I hope that everyone who wants fundamental change in the way we do things in Newham will now support the committee model in May. 

Court result – judge finds in favour of Newham Council

The court case against Newham Council has concluded, with the judge upholding Newham’s decision to hold a referendum giving voters a choice between the committee structure and the current Directly Elected Mayoral system.

The full judgement can be found here.

Newham Voting for Change are delighted that the referendum on the 6 May 2021 will offer a real choice and a chance for change in Newham.

Councillor John Whitworth, who has been a long term champion of the committee model, said:

“The committee structure is a genuine alternative to the Mayoral system, and we think Newham voters will be enthusiastic about having a real say in how their council is run. We look forward to making the arguments for the committee system and we encourage everyone with an interest in local government to get involved in our campaign.”

Full press release here.

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