This is a bit of a departure for me. I know that this site has a small, but an interesting breadth of readership (MPs and councillors are over-represented, alongside mere mortals like me).
Here are two questions for you lot to answer. Does Birmingham need an elected mayor and why? Should we have a referendum on the issue?
Feel free to use the 'anonymous' identity to post comments if your position on the issue might cause embarrassment. I posted my views on the subject back in 2005. This isn't an opportunity to hurl abuse, but rather a chance to get a little genuine discussion going.
Come on then, let's be 'avin you.