Letter: 13 March 2009

Mayoral change ‘just a power grab’
(Headline for multiple letters)

IT IS with deep regret that I read about the council’s plans to change the way in which the mayor and deputy mayor are elected.

This move seems to serve no purpose but to destroy a gentleman’s agreement, and an impartial mayoralty.

I’m a strong Conservative, but surely every member of the council chamber has an equal right to be put forward for the post of Mayor.

This new system is not destroying that right, but in practice, it will only be a member of the ruling party who is successful.

Alan Collins,
Goudhurst Road, Twydall,
Gillingham, Kent ME8 6LG

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