May 20: Weighing up the case for city mayors in North

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From: Terry Morrell, Prunus Avenue, Willerby, East Yorkshire.

THERE has been considerable talk recently regarding the possible instigation of city mayors across the North, similar to the role of Boris Johnson in London.

As a reader of The Yorkshire Post, I would be very grateful if you could persuade a wide range of your feature writers to analyse the situation and add opinion.

What are the “pros and cons”, the costs and structure changes to local government?

Would the procedures such as planning consent, etc. change and what of the role of local authority officers?

What functions would come under the mayor’s control? Could a mayor incorporate the role of the Police and Crime Commissioners, which to some appears to have been a waste of time and money.

From: Hilary Andrews, Leeds.

MORE power for West Yorkshire is imperative if we are to be part of the Northern Powerhouse. My real hope is that our Yorkshire pride and independent spirit does not prevent us from attaining this by not electing a local mayor.

We must realise that winners in all fields of life have to choose their battles and this is not one West Yorkshire should engage in (The Yorkshire Post, May 15).