Guest post by Dr Mirza Ahmad: Current mayoral candidates represent Birmingham’s past

Mirza Ahmad

Dr Mirza Ahmad was until last year Corporate Director of Governance at Birmingham City Council following an 11-year career with the authority. He now works as barrister at St Philips Chambers in the city.


Let me make it clear for the record: I have supported the principle of having a strong directly elected mayor for major cities of Britain since I visited the USA on a study tour, with other top local government officials, in search of the “enabling council” in the early 1990’s. Read the rest of this entry »