The prospect of change from existing county and district councils to 21 unitary authorities has been supported by only 20 per cent of local people, according to an independent poll. And only one in five of those polled favours the pounds 201m expenditure on making the changes. The proposals will create a deficit in democracy too by providing only 1,250 elected councillors compared with 1,460 government-appointed electees to quangos.
The system of review in Wales is unfair and unwelcome locally. It is time for the Prime Minister and his Welsh Secretary to reconsider the review and listen to public opinion.
Association of County Councils
14 MarchReuse content