Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Pugh on local government boundaries

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You don't have to be a Sandgrounder to decode this question:

John Pugh (Southport, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the alteration of local authority boundaries in order better to deliver the localism agenda.

Brandon Lewis (Great Yarmouth, Conservative)
The Government believes that it is preferable for local authorities not to be distracted by boundary changes, but to focus on combining and sharing operations across boundaries on both front line service delivery and back office. Where all councils concerned believe a boundary change would be of genuine benefit, the Government will not stand in the way of their pursuing this, providing there is clear evidence of public support and the changes unambiguously would lead to greater value for money.

1 comment:

  1. So what is the Southport Libdem position on boundary changes? Out of Sefton and into West Lancs where the Libdems didn't even put up candidates in 2009? A unitary authority with a brand new beauracracy? Where's the value in that? Perhaps the government answer is advocating strengthening of the city region.


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