Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Election Rules Go by Wayside

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Election Rules Go by Wayside

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A BOOKLET on the Greater Manchester Combined Mayoral Election has been published by Eamonn Boylan, the returning officer.

This booklet contains information on the candidate election addresses. One candidate has also issued his own manifesto separately.

I have been involved in a number of elections over the years and issued election addresses that were paid for by my political party. It looks as if in this election the normal election procedures are not followed.

There is some suggestion that the role of the mayor is comparable to the London Mayor, and even the Scottish Parliament.

First of all the members of the London Assembly and the Scottish Parliament are directly elected whereas the members of the Mayor's Cabinet are the party leaders from the 10 Metropolitan Authorities, so combining their roles as leaders of their own authority and as members of the Mayoral Cabinet. …

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