I wrote a 5 page summary of the key issues referendum_choice.pdf in the governance referendum, also see pictures below.
I have not decided which way to vote myself so I wrote the guide to help myself think through the issues, I won't be supporting either campaign.
I dislike both options and especially the method by which the choice was made and I fear it will not solve any of the underlying problems in Tower Hamlets, why we continue to underperform on a range of issues, more on this in the coming months.
So I added a 6th page with a suggestion as to what to do if you do not like the choices or the method by which these final two options were picked.
Which is to write at the very bottom of the ballot a message, what the Americans call a Write In as to your preferred option, for me that was the Committee system (which is what Newham Labour have picked as well)
As long as anything you write is clearly separate from your choice marked by an X, that means your ballot paper will still be counted as a valid vote but your message will be seen by count staff and agents from both campaigns.
More about the referendum on the Council website here.
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