The wording of the Bring Back Democracy petition (which has been agreed with the Department for Communities and Local Government) is as follows

We the undersigned, being local government electors for the area of the London Borough of Lewisham, to whom this petition is addressed, seek a referendum on whether the council should be run in a different way by one or more committees made up of elected councillors.

Whereas most London boroughs have a leader and cabinet system and only three others have an executive mayor (Newham, Hackney and Tower Hamlets), we are planning to be the first London borough to return to the committee system where all elected councillors play a role in decision making.

Please download the petition here Scrap Mayor Petition

and ask your neighbours and friends to sign. We have produced a background briefing document to help you answer their questions. It can be downloaded here