Impact assessment

Creating executive mayors in the 12 largest English cities: impact assessment

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This document assesses the impact of providing that the existing leaders of the 12 specified English cities will automatically converted into…

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Localism Bill: creating executive mayors in the 12 largest English cities - Impact assessment

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This document assesses the impact of providing that the existing leaders of the 12 specified English cities will automatically converted into ‘shadow’ mayors from a date specified by Order made by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

A referendum will then be held in May 2012 in each of the 12 cities in which local people will be able to vote on whether they want a mayor for their city. Should local people vote for a mayor in the referendum, the election of the city’s first mayor will be held in May 2013. However, if local people vote against having a mayor in the referendum then the council will return to the leader and cabinet executive model.