Do we need all these Wirral councillors?

WHO does Cllr Jeff Green think he is? 'No to proposals to reduce councillors', Wirral Globe, February 20, 2013.

He says that 'councillors work hard'. Is that not what they are elected to do?

He seems to forget that most people who work for the council also work hard and exceed what their role improving neighbourhoods.

Yet these are the same people who are being made redundant. He gives the clear impression that he is above everybody else.

He also gives the impression that he doesn't listen to the electorate, 93% in the Wirral Globe poll wanted a reduction in councillors.

In today's current climate of efficiency do we need so many councillors. Cllr Green have the decency to be open to a debate, it is not about you it is about the people of Wirral whom you serve.

David Lightfoot by email

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4:24pm Wed 27 Feb 13

PaulCa says...

From 2002, but a good indicator of why these turkeys won't be voting for Christmas:

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From 2002, but a good indicator of why these turkeys won't be voting for Christmas: http://www.easyvirtu alassistance.co.uk/g ravytrain1.JPG PaulCa
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6:00pm Wed 27 Feb 13

ballacrain says...

There is no need for three councillors per ward, one per ward was enough in years gone by.
Two saving's would be made if we reverted to one councillor,less councillors less expenses to be paid and elections would only be needed once every four years.
There is no need for three councillors per ward, one per ward was enough in years gone by. Two saving's would be made if we reverted to one councillor,less councillors less expenses to be paid and elections would only be needed once every four years. ballacrain
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8:50pm Wed 27 Feb 13

bickyboy says...

Come on councillors: do the decent thing and take that hit.

In times like these you need credibility and the common touch; but your unwillingness to accept the same sacrifices as the rest of us are in danger of widening the gulf between you and your constituents to an extent which is damaging to local democracy.
Come on councillors: do the decent thing and take that hit. In times like these you need credibility and the common touch; but your unwillingness to accept the same sacrifices as the rest of us are in danger of widening the gulf between you and your constituents to an extent which is damaging to local democracy. bickyboy
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8:04pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Hugo1008 says...

People still need to grasp that with the Cabinet System that operates in Wirral, Ten Labour Party Councilors or the Cabinet.

They are the ones who make and take all the major decisions, They are the same characters that have led WBC into the incredible position of being the worst managed local authority in the land. Even without any Government Cuts, deeply in debt.

Once the Cabinet have agreed all the important decisions the remaining 50 odd Councilors just rubber stamp the decisions, with maybe a token protest comment occasionally.

That is why we need substantially less number of Councillors, and most importantly we need elected Councillors who work on behalf and for the residents not the Political Parties they belong too.

In any one ward throughout Wirral the number of Political Party Members are less than 3 percent of the voting electorate, yet the rate payers fully support the Councilors in a very lavish life style and get nothing tangible in return.

On top of all that the Council Cabinet System is totally un-democratic by any logical measurement.
The least number of residents taking decisions that have dramatic effect on the maximum number of ratepayers.
Total Madness.
People still need to grasp that with the Cabinet System that operates in Wirral, Ten Labour Party Councilors or the Cabinet. They are the ones who make and take all the major decisions, They are the same characters that have led WBC into the incredible position of being the worst managed local authority in the land. Even without any Government Cuts, deeply in debt. Once the Cabinet have agreed all the important decisions the remaining 50 odd Councilors just rubber stamp the decisions, with maybe a token protest comment occasionally. That is why we need substantially less number of Councillors, and most importantly we need elected Councillors who work on behalf and for the residents not the Political Parties they belong too. In any one ward throughout Wirral the number of Political Party Members are less than 3 percent of the voting electorate, yet the rate payers fully support the Councilors in a very lavish life style and get nothing tangible in return. On top of all that the Council Cabinet System is totally un-democratic by any logical measurement. The least number of residents taking decisions that have dramatic effect on the maximum number of ratepayers. Total Madness. Hugo1008
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