Sunday, 19 October 2008
BREAKING NEWS! MIKE BARNES SPEAKS OUT!
Following his debate with Paul Breeze on the politics show today Mike Barnes of Democracy for Stoke has just posted this comment on our blog:
There is no point in having 60 councilors and having them paid £7000 per year and when we need them to act on our behalf they have no powers to act. Rob Flello is 100% right in my opinion when he says that we need a "time out" from the mayoral system. We need our councilors to represent us, not to be able to go so far and then fall at the last hurdle because of the ego of one man.
We have three excellent ward councilors in our ward and they work tirelessly on behalf of their electorate and I want them to have the power to follow their hard work through to a conclusion.
Finally, if I am unhappy with my council leader then i will have the opportunity to kick him/her out a lot sooner than four years!
For these reasons I urge everyone to vote YES for a leader and cabinet model on Thursday 23rd October..... You know it makes sense!
This is my opinion, other bloggers may have different views and they may post their thoughts as is their right to do so, after all we live in a democracy don't we?
This is what we want isn't it? Democracy for Stoke!
Nicky, in her very accurate way will be posting her views on the mayoral debate that took place on the BBC's Politics Show later on tonight......................