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Should Croydon have a directly elected mayor?

Posted on March 23rd, by Max Shirley in Politics & Society. 5 comments

Max Shirley looks at Croydon’s current electoral model and suggests it might be time Croydon had a directly elected mayor

Every day we move closer to the next London Mayoral and Greater London Assembly elections, which are being held on 5th May. Current polls suggest that Labour candidate Sadiq Khan is in the lead, and has been since the summer. Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith has been sitting in a healthy second place … Read More »



The Public Gallery: A new mayor and a new administration

Posted on June 5th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Mayor Shamul-Hameed has a different sort of council to keep in line, but she herself promises to be a different sort of mayor. Tom Black watched them all in action at their very first council meeting

I like the public gallery in the Town Hall Council Chamber. It inspired the name of this column for a number of reasons. One is that it … Read More »