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New Labour mayor could abolish her own role

A newly elected Labour mayor is planning to hold a referendum on whether her London constituency even needs somebody in the role.
Rokhsana Fiaz, who became the capital's first ever directly elected female mayor following Thursday's local elections, said during her campaign that the system "may not necessarily be the best model".She pledged to hold a referendum on whether Newham should have a directly elected mayor by 2021 if she won the election, and ended up doing so with 73.4% of the vote.
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:: Local elections: Mixed night for Labour and Tories:: Anti-Semitism row mars Labour's urban gainsAfter her victory, she said the council would "not only look very different, but will be different with more transparency, accountability and residents involved in decision making".Before voters went to the polls she said she wanted to increase council accountability, with the referendum to be held as part of a so-called "democracy review".
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:: Local elections - the results as they happen:: Labour and Tories both lumbering like zombiesMs Fiaz, who was backed by Momentum, was one of four Labour mayoral candidates to come out on top in London boroughs.
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Philip Glanville won in Hackney, Damian Egan in Lewisham, and John Biggs in Tower Hamlets.Ms Fiaz was chosen to run in Newham after Labour decided to deselect Sir Robin Wales, who after 23 years in power was the longest-serving mayor in the country.
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