Select Committee on Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Written Evidence

Memorandum by Mr Anthony Lenton (RG 03)

  On the subject of regional government.

  There is no need for a further tier of costly regional government, the further government is from the people the more remote and meaningless it becomes.

  People want and need local government as it is, and has been for generations. As the saying goes, if it isn't broke why fix it.

  Local government in the form of parish councils and borough councils have served us well in the past, and I see no need to change.

  Regional government is an unelected unwanted body of costly people working against the wishes of the majority of the population, and should be dismantled, not replaced under another guise.

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