One of Cumbria's MPs has sparked a sharp exchange over whether the county should have one or two large "all-purpose" councils, rather than a county and six district authorities.
The county council, which is run by Labour councillors with Liberal Democrat support, has called for a single local authority, but the Lib Dem MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron (pictured right) has criticised the idea, saying decisions should be taken locally.
But Conservative councillor Tom Harvey retorted that he was being hypocritical, because his opposition to Brexit meant he supported more decisions being taken in Brussels.
People want the key decisions that affect them to be made by people in their local area - not 50 miles up the road in Carlisle,"
Claiming that long-overdue reform of local government in Cumbria will take decision-making further away from South Lakeland while at the same time doing everything in his power to block Brexit and keep control over our border, money and laws in Brussels is rank hypocrisy."