Councillors complain of lack of powers

By Mike Yuille | 09 March 2022

More than two out of three (68%) councillors in England feel they lack sufficient powers to represent the needs of their communities, a survey today by the Electoral Reform Society campaign group has found.

The survey of almost 800 council representatives also found 65% believe residents should be more involved in decision-making while 70% of respondents said they wanted decisions to be made in partnership with national Government and implemented locally.

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