One thing that had slipped my mind as Labour Council Leaders across Merseyside have been kicking lumps out of each other about whether our area will be bossed around by a Liverpool centric Metro Mayor is that there has actually been a vote on Sefton Council on this very matter.
It happened at a meeting I missed on 20th November but the result is quite illuminating. This is the what was being debated:-
It was moved by Councillor Brodie – Browne, seconded by Councillor Dawson:
“This Council believes that there should be no elected Mayors imposed upon communities such as the Borough of Sefton without the clear consent for such a constitutional change being agreed by the votes of the communities concerned.
The Council is concerned to avoid a piecemeal approach being adopted to the subject of devolution of government power to the North West Region and calls for the early establishment of a North West Constitutional Convention.”
ALL SEFTON’S LABOUR COUNCILLORS PRESENT VOTED AGAINST THIS MOTION!