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DERBYSHIRE AND DURHAM VOTERS OPPOSE LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVIEW

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A MORI poll for the Local Government Commission reveals votes in Derbyshire and Durham prefer the status quo of two...
A MORI poll for the Local Government Commission reveals votes in Derbyshire and Durham prefer the status quo of two-tier county and district councils to proposals for reform, reports The Financial Times (p9).

The commission had advocated creating two unitary authorities in each county. But 56 per cent of Durham votes favoured the existing set up; nine backed the commission's recommendation and 39 per cent supported the principle of unitary authorities.

The result in Derbyshire produced a less clear result. 39 per cent gave the status quo their first preference. Second with 11 per cent was the concept of two unitary authorities.
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