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Borough-wide referendum 13 October 2016

Guildford's political groups have united to campaign against introducing an elected mayor system in an up-coming referendum that could change how the borough is governed. 

The referendum is being forced by a petition launched by former councillor Monika Juneja asking whether Guildford borough should be led by an elected mayor; campaign flyers are already beginning to be distributed in the borough.

Result Would Be Legally Binding and Could Not Be Changed for 10 years

Currently there are 48 councillors elected by residents to represent their wards in the council by sitting on committees and moulding policy. They and their influence would effectively disappear and one person, the elected mayor, would make all the key decisions.

In a number of local authority areas around the country that opted for a Directly Elected Mayor in the recent past, residents have voted to revert to the Leader & Cabinet system as better able to represent their wishes and reflect changes in their opinions and local needs within the current 2, 3 or 4-year local council election periods.


Monday the 6th - Published by Normandy Action Group, 166 Glaziers Lane, Guildford GU3 2EB - with thanks to Keith Witham, Surrey County Councillor - Hostgator Coupon Template