Tyne & Wear Citizens hold first North of Tyne Mayoral Assembly
On 2 May citizens across Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside will elect a North of Tyne mayor. The creation of the North of Tyne Authority and the election of the first ever mayor for the wider region is an important milestone for the North East and provides an opportunity to tackle and invest in some of the vital areas and issues that affect people’s lives.
Tyne & Wear Citizens, a broad-based alliance of civil society institutions, will be holding a Mayoral Assembly on the evening of Tuesday 30 April. At the assembly 1,000 local people will gather to express the issues that they and their communities face and ask the candidates directly what they will do if elected.
The group’s key charitable aim is to increase the number of people involved in public life, so they want to make as many people as possible aware of the election, the powers the mayor will have, and what difference it could make to their lives. Following the example of citizens groups working with mayors Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan in Manchester and London, Tyne & Wear Citizens want to set up a positive working relationship with the incoming mayor. The assembly will also be an opportunity for the group to put their concerns to the candidates and ask if the mayoral candidates will work with them if elected.
Register to vote for the North of Tyne mayor by 12 April.
The Assembly will take place on Tuesday 30 April 6.30-8.30pm at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House. Book tickets for free here.