Labour Should Elect Their Local Government Leaders
Every senior position in the party is elected – why not council leaders?
Every senior position in the Labour Party is elected. Except in local government. If Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister, he will first have been elected by hundreds of thousands of Labour and trade union members. Labour Mayors of Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, London, Salford, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Lewisham, Doncaster, Leicester, Middlesbrough, North Tyneside, Newham and South Yorkshire were selected by the Labour movement before being elected to their posts by the public.