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NEW CLASH LOOMS WITH BACKBENCHERS OVER REORGANISATION

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The government is facing a new clash with Tory backbenchers over local government reorganisation, according to the ...
The government is facing a new clash with Tory backbenchers over local government reorganisation, according to the Sunday Telegraph (p2).It reports that many MPs are angry that Prime Minister John Major vetoed plans put forward by Environment Secretary John Gummer to scale down the reform programme.

Many of the MPs, says the Sunday Telegraph, believe reorganisation is causing hostility between Conservative district and county councillors and that voters will object to the abolition of well- liked counties.

The paper says ministers are planning to reject this week's Local Government Commission recommendation to retain the status quo in most of Derbyshire and Durham.
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