However, in 2014 the Tory Government proposed an unelected Combined Authority, to be chaired by an elected mayor
, to the leaders of the seven councils.
And Newcastle's Liberal Democrats said an elected mayor
was essential to provide accountability within a more devolved regional Government.
In a statement Coun Bridges - who will not seek re-election next year - said: "Sitting through recent Cardiff council debates, I have found myself wondering 'How could an elected mayor
be any worse than this'?
But they have typically come with the caveat that an elected mayor
must be in power.
With a new generation of regional elected mayors
now being launched, including one covering the whole of the North East, it would seem the right time to bring the North Tyneside experiment to an end.
Speaking in Manchester, Mr Osborne said: ""ere are big advantages in having an elected mayor
to represent your city.
Hisham Zreika, a counselor for the Australian Liberal Party, was elected mayor
of Auburn for the second time in five years.
WELSH Conservatives want referendums to be held on elected mayors
in Wales' largest communities.
Despite Coventry people and eight other cities voting "No", with only Bristol voting "Yes", Labour peer Lord Adonis claimed: "The advance of elected mayors
They have had an elected mayor
for 10 years and apparently some citizens there have had enough of it.
THE experience of a recent referendum for an elected mayor
in a small town supports Mike Cadwaller''s request for more information on the subject (Letters, December 12).
I fully expect Marsha will be elected mayor
and if I were still on the council I would vote for her as well.
Green Mike Feinstein, elected mayor
of Santa Monica in November, says any anti-Nader backlash is "just a historical blip on the screen.
In a statement, Mr Bridges - who will not seek re-election next year - said: "Sitting through recent Cardiff council debates, I have found myself wondering, 'How could an elected mayor
be any worse than this?
A CAMPAIGN is to be launched in January for Cardiff to have Wales' first directly elected mayor