Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson's promise to resign... if 60,000 people demand it
AS POLITICAL promises go, vowing to resign if just 15% of people in Liverpool demand your resignation is pretty wild.
He made the promise at a mayoral scrutiny meeting last night.
As it turns out the likelyhood of anyone managing to get 60,000 names on a petition are pretty slim.
And in fact if someone managed to get 5% of the 330,000 electorate, roughly 16,500, to sign a petition the mayor could be recalled an a new election held. Again unlikely.
At the mayoral elections in May, Mayor Anderson received a 57.7% (58,450) share of the vote of those who turned out - but 69% of the electorate did not go to the polls.