5-6 September 2020 – the weekend’s press release

Government must support local councils instead of imposing top down reorganisation

Ahead of the Government’s motion on the Local Government Boundary Commission tomorrow, Liberal Democrat Local Government spokesperson Tim Farron said:

The Chair of the Local Government Boundary Commissions looks like they’re going to have a lot on their plate. Just last week the Tories proposed abolishing nearly every council and replacing them with larger, less accountable, ‘super-councils.’

At a time when local authorities and the government are struggling to tackle the pandemic, it is not the time for a reorganisation of deckchairs on the titanic.

Liberal Democrats believe change should come from the bottom up, not the top down. And frankly, local councils need to be allowed to get on with their jobs at this time of crisis rather than arguing about the name on a letterhead.

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One Comment

  • Leekliberal 8th Sep '20 - 9:31am

    We believe that Government is best when decisions are taken at the most local competant level. The Tories are also attacking local decision making on planning matters. Here are two issues where our instincts are likely to be in tune with the voters so let’s campaign vigorously on them.

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