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Letter: Do We Still Need Ordinary Councillors?

Published on: 3 Sep, 2012
Updated on: 10 Sep, 2012

From Bernard Parke

Hon Alderman

We have seen recently that all major policy decisions are made by a group of eight selected councillors.

To qualify for this elite band one has to be a Conservative: it represents the aspirations of only one political party.

But there were forty eight councillors elected at the last borough election.

Forty of these have no input into plans which will have lasting effects on the people that voted them into office. The voters expect their councillors to have a say but they are excluded from such duties and barred from this elite executive.

Perhaps ordinary councillors are now surplus to requirements and council tax payers money could be saved by putting them out to grass?

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