Campaign for Elected Mayors:
The English Democrats is encouraging the development of the elected mayor agenda, viewing the model as a possible means of bringing about the modernisation of local government and strengthening local leadership and civic engagement.
Directly Elected Mayors were introduction in the Local Government Act 2000. The English Democrats have supported and advised local mayoral campaigns since 2008 and tracked local developments.
The Mayoral Forum
With eleven directly elected mayors in place, there is an established a Mayoral Forum to offer practical support to this group, to facilitate regular meetings, learning and peer support for the mayors, and to disseminate the key messages and lessons to stakeholder groups in including central and local government, media and the public.
The Forum is concerned with the development of relationships between mayors, chief executives, other senior officers and key agencies; responding to needs and requirements arising from regular discussions on policy and strategy; and 'action learning' through collective visits by the elected mayors to one another's authorities.
You can add your signature to our petition for elected Mayors by filling out the online form below.
You can also download one of our petition forms and collect your signatures from your friends and neighbours and post the back to us. Click here to see the form, or click the button below.