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Hertfordshire local government

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1023: tabled on 15 October 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the opposition by the residents of Hertfordshire to the proposal by Hertfordshire County Council to create a single unitary authority for its 1.2 million residents; further notes that such a proposal has been rejected by the leaders of all ten District and Borough Council Leaders in the county; takes the opportunity to remind the Government that Covid-19 has shown that localised solutions are often the most effective; notes that the spirit of devolution is that democratic decisions affecting people’s lives should be made where they are most effective and have greatest impact; and calls on the Government to express its opposition to any such plan for an unwieldy and arbitrary super-council in Hertfordshire.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.