Under 15 years of Conservative rule, there has been a gradual erosion of the powers and responsibilities of local government. During that time, what precisely have the supposedly mighty and powerful county councils done to stop that erosion? Nothing] If central government wants to restrict local government's ability to act, it can do it quite well, whatever the structure.
Change the government and you might reverse that policy. Sir Peter's is a political argument, not a structural one.
Leader of East Hampshire District Council
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