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Instead of creating new structures beneath local government why not invest in what is already there - the local councillor. Mini mayors are local councillors with added status and recognition.  More than simply the community’s representative on the Council they are the focus for community governance.  Many councillors already act informally as mini mayors – the idea here is that this role could be formalised and given legal weight.  Reasons why this is needed include: Many back bench...

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National and devolved governments have separate support arrangements for their executive and non executive politicians.  In local government, however, the support streams for cabinet members and backbench councillors, including scrutiny, are crossed.  Officers work for the whole council and provide the same advice regardless of which councillors they are advising.  But why can't local government have the same separation between executive and non executive support arrangements? Mirroring...

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Dave Mckenna

Swansea, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Mar 19, 2015

Age
40-49

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Male

Highest level of Education
PhD

Should the UK have a written codified constitution?
Yes

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