Borough To Retain Elected Mayor System

So what happened here?

I know that Cllr Kentman’s exit from the Lib Dems will have changed the arithmetic, but unless my maths is rustier than I think there’s still a vote or two unaccounted for.

Anyway, puts a dent in the idea of changing the system.

About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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4 Responses to Borough To Retain Elected Mayor System

  1. Max says:

    Barrie Anderson voted with Labor, the other two conservatives gave it a miss.

  2. andrewkbrown says:

    Ah, well done Barrie.

    I guess the other Tories will be off the Christmas card list of those on the BBD campaign. It’ll teach the Lib Dems to go leafleting round Grove Park though won’t it!

  3. Max says:

    Interestingly at start Barry Quirk declared that he had received two petitions signed by quite a lot of people (by memory some 150 people one, and over 200 the other) promoted by two different Conservative party sections of Lewisham declaring their support to the idea of having a referendum (or maybe support for the motion or even BBD, I can’t remember the specific pledge).

  4. Nick Ingham says:

    Max. We think the figure was 353 signatures. The Conservatives are using a slightly different petition wording which is

    “We, the undersigned, being residents of the London Borough of Lewisham call upon the Mayor of Lewisham to hold a referendum on the future of the directly elected mayoral system in Lewisham”

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