I am writing in response to the alleged "ground-breaking" proposal by UKIP to reduce the number of councillors in Wigan by one third as published in the WEP dated 15th May 2013.
On the 29th June 2012, the WEP published our parties policy in an article where we are supporting a two-thirds cut in Councillor's in Wigan, leaving one working councillor per ward in the Borough. We are actively campaigning for this.
Its hardly a "ground-breaking" proposal by UKIP when it is the policy of Wigan-based Community Action Party to support a two-thirds cut saving on UKIP's figures double what they proposed ie over £1 million.
A cut of two-thirds leaving one councillor per ward will not only streamline decision-making in the Borough, but we believe will save nearly £2 millions per year for Wigan taxpayers producing as well working Councillors not supporting idle councillors.
The truly ground-breaking proposal is by our party is to cut Councillors by two-thirds which will result in enormous annual savings and streamlined local government.
Michael Moulding, Deputy Leader, Community Action Party