Re: Voting Systems

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Re: Voting Systems

Post by PanBiker » 25 Aug 2018, 13:15

Local Tories want to move to only having Borough elections once every four years instead of the staggered elections we have now. They are also proposing reducing the number of council seats by about a third to around 30 seats. This would mean that there would be no cross party representation in most wards in the Borough.

Unanimously opposed by members of Barnoldswick Labour Party at our branch meeting this last week and fed to the GC (General Committee). A wider debate on this and voting options in general has been scheduled for discussion for next months branch meeting agenda.
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Re: Voting Systems

Post by Stanley » 26 Aug 2018, 03:07

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Re: Voting Systems

Post by PanBiker » 26 Aug 2018, 10:17

If the Tory suggestions come to fruition, you could conceivably get the scenario that all elected councillors could be novices. As it is now you always have existing experienced councillors in all of the political groups. This allows the council to continue functioning as the new novices gain experience.I know in our party, new councillors are paired with existing councillor mentors to show them the ropes.
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