Shropshire

Councillor numbers in Telford and Wrekin could be cut

Proposals to cut the number of councillors in Telford and Wrekin have been put before the council.

The council has said if it cut its numbers from 54 to 40 it could save around £200,000 per year.

The council's Conservative leader, Andrew Eade, who proposed the idea, said local government had to make savings.

He also said the council was planning for the money it receives from government to be cut by a third.

"Nothing is sacred and it is only right that at a time when we are asking the council to reduce staff costs, councillors should also take their share of savings," he said.

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