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Please object to cut in Councillors
If you share the view of Mebyon Kernow – the Party for Cornwall (MK) that the number of councillors on the unitary authority should not be cut, please write to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England and tell them you do not support their proposal to reduce the number of elected members to 87.

In 2016, the LGBCE visited Cornwall Council and announced that an electoral review had to be carried out. Members of the unitary authority initially suggested that the future size of Cornwall Council should be in the range of 105 and 115 members, but this was ruled as unacceptable by the Boundary Commission. The Council’s subsequent detailed proposal for 99 councillors was also not supported by the LGBCE, which has publicised a cut in elected members to only 87.

It is the view of MK that Cornwall Council already has fewer councillors on principal authorities (per head of population) than almost all of the United Kingdom, and reducing the number of councillors and increasing the extent of divisions could make future workloads largely unmanageable. IN addition, those individuals attempting to take on the role in a part-time capacity would undoubtedly find it impossible to adequately represent the towns, villages and hamlets in their locality.

The deadline for responses is 7th August and comments should be sent to:

Review Officer (Cornwall)
LGBCE
14th Floor Millbank Tower
Millbank
London
SW1P 4QP

reviews@lgbce.org.uk
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By Dick Cole. Published on 17th July 2017.

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