Norwich Green Party
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UNITARY NORWICH STRENGTHENS LOCAL DEMOCRACY SAY GREENS
Today’s announcement that Norwich City Council is to become a unitary authority, responsible for all local services, has been welcomed by the Green Party.
A unitary council for Norwich will strengthen local democracy, ensuring that decisions for Norwich are taken by councillors elected by Norwich residents, rather than councillors from rural areas. A unitary council is only justified when it brings power closer to the people – that is why a unitary Norfolk would have been disastrous, and why the Green Party Councillors fought hard to avoid such a decision.
-- Rupert Read Green Party Councillor, Norwich. http://rupertread.net [If you have an urgent email for me while I am away from a regular computer, you may wish to try contacting me instead on firstname.lastname@example.org]