Annal Nayyar blogs interesting article – abolish every English council and replace them with ‘mini-parliaments’

Two senior Liberal Democrats have proposed radical devolution plans that would abolish every council in England and introduce a series of ‘mini-parliaments’.

 

Sir Nick Harvey and Lord Tyler have suggested replacing every local authority in England with roughly 150 ‘local governments’ and up to 20 ‘regional governments’ in a bid to bring about ‘a renaissance of local accountability’.

 

Plans outlined in a publication from liberal thinktank CentreForum also include a ‘devolution on demand’ approach, which would allow local leaders to demand legislative power from Westminster to any area with a population of a million or more.

 

Such a system could see significant further powers handed to areas including London and Cornwall.

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