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Sheffield to get Mayor despite 2012 vote against

Councillor Rob Murphy speaks out against cuts

Councillor Rob Murphy

The people of Sheffield voted against an elected mayor in 2012. Now it has been announced we will have one, like it or not!

Cllr Rob Murphy, Speaker of the Green Group on Sheffield City Council said “This is a fine example of the worst of South Yorkshire politics. A secret deal made behind closed doors with contempt for the views of the public.”

Further details can be found in these links.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/oct/01/sheffield-area-expected-become-second-northern-powerhouse

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-to-get-900million-and-elected-mayor-as-major-devolution-deal-announced-1-7492435

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/politics/mayor-for-south-yorkshire-as-devolution-deal-agreed-1-7492491

Topics: City Wide, Council, Devolution, General, Rob Murphy

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