The council proposed to change the way it was run, from having an elected mayor and executive to having an elected leader and executive system. A local Referendum was held on Thursday 26 September 2013 to decide whether or not voters approved the change.
The question which was asked at the Referendum was:
How would you like Middlesbrough Council to be run?
By a mayor who is elected by voters. This is how the council is run now.
By a leader who is an elected councillor chosen by a vote of the other elected councillors. This would be a change from how the council is run now.
|Name of option||Number of votes|
|Mayor who is elected by voters||8674|
|Leader (elected councillor) chosen by other elected councillors||6455|
Ballot papers issued: 15,156