Electoral Commission asked to rule on poster that compares mayors to Hitler

Campaigners against an elected mayor for Birmingham may face an Electoral Commission enquiry after criticism of a leaflet that equates the mayoral role with that of fascist dictators.

The leaflet, adorned with an image of a Birmingham street after a German bombing raid in the second world war, says: ‘Brummies have always fought back against disctators. Don’t elect one – vote no!”

Roger Godsiff MP, who leads the ‘Vote No to an Elected Power Freak’ campaign with fellow MP John Hemming, was unapologetic, telling the BBC: Read the rest of this entry »