A council that claims to be hard up

APPARENTLY North Somerset's Conservative leader from Portishead wants the council to become a borough so it can have a mayor instead of a chairman.

APPARENTLY North Somerset's Conservative leader from Portishead wants the council to become a borough so it can have a mayor instead of a chairman. He says it's confusing that the district council has a leader and a chairman. I'm puzzled as to why he thinks having two mayors - one for Weston and one for North Somerset - could be less confusing.What's more wasting money on a change to borough status, repainting all the signs, printing new letterheads and giving us another mayor seems to be a very strange set of priorities for a council that claims to be hard up. More worrying though, is that this suggestion shows the increasing 'anti-Weston' feeling there is amongst senior Conservatives - most of who live and represent areas outside our town. They aren't bothered about undermining Weston's traditional mayoral post because they aren't really bothered about the town at all.MIKE BELL - Liberal Democrat Prospective MP for Weston


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