Friday, 8 July 2011

Government recognises Cornwall's case on Police Board reps

Last week I wrote that Cornwall was set to be under-represented on the the new Police Boards which will monitor the work of elected police commissioners.

In a nutshell, Cornwall was set to get just one of twelve local authority representatives with each of the Devon councils and the Council of the Isles of Scilly also getting a single rep. I brought this up with Lib Dem Local Government Minister Andrew Stunell at the LGA conference and he promised to look into it.

Good news that the Government has relented and there will now be up to 20 councillors on the new boards which will allow a more balanced representation, proportionate to population.

1 comment:

Stephen Richardson said...

'Balanced' still means a Cornish minority. The eternal problem with all Devonwall scams.