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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mayor of Torbay

Gordon Oliver was elected by the people of Torbay as their Elected Mayor in 2011, and re-elected for a further 4 year term in May 2015.
The elected Mayor has responsibility for giving direction to the council and managing the delivery of its services. He has significant decision-making powers and is the main representative for Torbay. The Mayor is elected by everyone in Torbay. He leads the council of 36 councillors, who are elected to represent particular areas known as wards. The Mayor can choose an executive of between 2 and 9 councillors to serve on a cabinet and they are responsible for the day-to-day running of the council. The Mayor is not a councillor.
The Mayor decides which decisions he should make within the overall policies of the council and which decisions the cabinet will make, either collectively or as individual members of the cabinet. The Mayor proposes a budget and policies for the council's approval. If the council rejects these or tries to change them, the Mayor is entitled to resubmit them, at which point they can only be rejected if two thirds of the council votes against them.

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