Power to the people again
CONTRARY to what Christopher Thomas says (October 9) Conservative policies will not be "imposed from on high".That is what the Labour government has done for the past 12 years.
CONTRARY to what Christopher Thomas says (October 9) Conservative policies will not be "imposed from on high".
That is what the Labour government has done for the past 12 years.
A Conservative government will return power to the people in particular giving individuals more control over local services.
Conservative proposals include giving power to residents to call referenda on local issues, providing local residents with a right to scrutinise council spending and permitting councils to enhance the powers of elected ward councillors.
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Mr Thomas criticises Waveney Districts Council's decision to share a chief executive with Suffolk Coastal District Council. Such collaborations help reduce the Town Hall wage bill and provide better services.
This initiative, taken by local councillors directly accountable to the electorate, is preferable for the government's attempted forced reorganisation of local government in Suffolk.
- 1 Pub ordered to pay £23.5k compensation to sacked disabled worker
- 2 Lowestoft man badly hurt after being attacked by gang in his own home
- 3 Have your say on plans for 150 homes at former hospital site
- 4 Man released from hospital after being stabbed in Lowestoft
- 5 Pakefield Man set for summer showcase
- 6 Diversions in place with stretch of A12 to be closed overnight
- 7 Green light for new shop's alcohol bid
- 8 Town's ultrafast broadband bid back on track
- 9 School warning after social media post about girls being approached
- 10 Tree planted in memory of town councillor who 'worked tirelessly'
This is the type of top down control the Conservatives want to move away from.
Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Waveney