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Leicester’s new elected mayor flexes his political muscle

Leicester’s new elected mayor flexes his political muscle

🕔21.May 2011

Sir Peter Soulsby, Leicester’s new elected mayor, has moved to quash calls from Labour councillors to turn the authority’s news sheet into a pro-Labour organ.

Hardly the biggest issue for the new mayor to get his teeth into, but interesting to see him taking a position to ensure party political neutrality.

Independence from their party’s central leadership, of course, is a hallmark of the mayoralties of both Boris and Ken in London, and as the first elected mayor of an English core city, Soulsby’s position relative to Miliband et al will be closely watched.

Full article here.

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