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COMMISSION GETS MIXED RESPONSE IN HIGH PEAK AND STOCKTON

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High Peak BC has expressed a lack of faith in the Local Government Commission today after proposals that the boroug...
High Peak BC has expressed a lack of faith in the Local Government Commission today after proposals that the borough remain in the two tier system.

Leader of the councils, Frank Stubbs, said: 'We have moved from a doughnut to an upside down cake! The greatest support from came from High Peak where 54% of the population supported a unitary authority option.' The council remains confident that the government will not take up the proposals.

In contrast, Stockton BC has welcomed the commission's proposals which recommends unitary status. Council leader, Bob Gibson said: 'The new Stockton council will have a great opportunity to provide a whole range of services which can respond to local wishes and needs. A giant Teesside authority could never have achieved this satisfactorily.'
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