Letter - Better than ‘same old’

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WITH the referendum and local elections almost upon us, I wish someone would explain clearly the advantages and disadvantages of an elected mayor, who would be in post for a fixed term of four years, over a council leader who has already been in post, say, for almost 14 years after having been repeatedly re-elected unopposed by the majority of councillors who share the same political party affiliation?

And looking back at some past local election results it can be noted that few of such councillors actually gain an overall majority of votes therefore not representing the majority of the electorate.

Maybe it’s worth giving an elected mayor a chance instead of having to endure the same old ‘same old’?

James Morris

Drury Lane

Upper Altofts