Date for mayor referendum

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VOTERS will go to the polls on Thursday, May 3, to decide on a directly-elected mayor for Sheffield, ministers have confirmed.

Following the approval of Parliament, orders yesterday came into force giving the go-ahead for mayoral referendums. Where people vote in favour, the city will move to an elected mayor and hold elections on November 15.

Cities minister Greg Clark said: “Elected mayors can provide the strong, visible leadership to help our cities to prosper.”