Mayoral elections are lotteries

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Andrew Cook (Oct 28) outlines the benefits of ‘having the right person in the role’. But mayoral elections are a lottery.

Doncaster is crying out for a strong council to finally take it forward from the Donnygate era. Voters registered a massive protest vote against Labour and the Martin Winter era in 2009 but ended up electing English Democrat Peter Davies. They now have a right wing mayor lacking the experience to turn round a dysfunctional council.

The Green Party believes that directly-elected mayors take decision-making powers away from whole councils and give them to an individual.

This disenfranchises councillors and the citizens they represent.

Eamon Ward, Green Party