The Question for the mayoral referendums has been announced – at least, I assume it’s the same for all referendums that are taking place on the same issue – and is on the Liverpool Yes campaign’s website. The question reads:
Q. How would you like Liverpool City Council to be run?
By a leader who is an elected councillor chosen by a vote of the other elected councillors. This is how the council is run now.
By a mayor who is elected by voters. This would be change from how the council is run now.
Haven’t seen any polling on public opinion on the issue yet, but just looking at the question cold, I wonder whether dissatisfaction with politics will push people towards the option that has “change” in the description.
- Parliament considers referendum over elected mayors (menmedia.co.uk)
- Vote for a Salford mayor moves a step closer (menmedia.co.uk)
- Competing democracies (demsoc.org)