Use Your Vote – Thursday 3rd May

Posted on April 29, 2012 by


This Thursday (3 May) local people will have the opportunity to vote in local government elections and to vote in a referendum on how Sheffield City Council is run.


What is the referendum about?

The referendum is taking place because Parliament has decided that the 10 largest cities outside London should have a referendum. The referendum will give you the chance to choose one of the following options on how you would like Sheffield City Council to be run.

1) By a Leader who is an elected Councillor chosen by a vote of the other elected Councillors – this is how the Council is run now.

2) By a Mayor who is elected by voters – this would be a change from how the Council is run now.

There is more info on the proposals here ( and a full list of people nominated for the 2012 local elections)  –

Whichever of these two options is chosen by the majority of voters will be the way Sheffield City Council is run in the future.

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