Reduce the number of Local Authority Councillors

There should be a reduction in the number of local Councillors representing wards across the country. As an example, Newcastle City Council has 72 Councillors representing 26 wards across the city. In 2008 this cost  £880,000.

I do not think that this represents good value for money for the local population. I think the number of councillors should be reduced to 1 per ward and thus reduce the spend for cities and the country as a whole.

Why does this idea matter?

There will be a large reduction in the associated costs without damaging the integrity of local representation

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