Well, it transpires that, despite most regions voting not to have directly elected mayors in regional referenda, they are going to have directly elected mayors.
I’ve seen lots of adverts on facebook encouraging us to vite in the elections. Each ad seems to be accompanied by reams of comments complaining that we were given the option of having a mayor and voted against it and now we’re getting a mayor! The main complaints seem to be that they’re an additional layer of bureaucracy and that they will be an expensive frippery.
So what are the views of the Sotonians Massive? A waste of time and money or an oppotunity for transformational leadership, giving a voice to the regions, creating critical mass and rebalancing the economy?
In case you were unaware, here is a map from the BBC page showing the regions.