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NEWPORT DECIDES TO KEEP CABINET SYSTEM

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Newport CBC is to retain its leader and cabinet system after consultation with residents, business leaders and publ...
Newport CBC is to retain its leader and cabinet system after consultation with residents, business leaders and public bodies.

Previous chief executive Sandy Blair resigned after the council replaced the committee system, although he remains a firm advocate of modernisation (LGC, 9 September 2000).

Reports outlining the latest consultation exercise and changes to the council's constitution are to be submitted to the Welsh Assembly.

Leader Sir Harry Jones (Lab) said: 'Every household in Newport has been given the opportunity to give their opinion on the future of Newport's political structure and we are grateful for their input.

'We are delighted [the leader and cabinet executive model] has received such a strong endorsement.'

Only 2.9% of householders responded to the survey, but the council insists this is 'well above the Welsh average'.

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