Councillor numbers set to fall after Boundary Commission review

March 28 2016

AN independent review by the Boundary Commission is set to cut the number of South Gloucestershire councillors.


AN independent review by the Boundary Commission is set to cut the number of South Gloucestershire councillors.
Conservatives promised last year to have a review that would result in money being saved.
Now South Gloucestershire Council has voted to invite the commission to conduct the review so the number of councillors will fall for the next local elections in 2019.
Council leader Matthew Riddle said people he spoke to on the doorstep often asked why so much was spent on councillors when cuts had to be made. He said: “They’re quite right – we should be looking to cut the cost of politics for local people.
“That is why we agreed to freeze councillor expenses and it’s why we’re looking to cut the number of councillors on the council.”