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Local elections more powerful following decentralisation

Tue, 08 Dec 2015


Involvement in local authority elections gives residents more clout than ever before.

That's the message from one-time Douglas councillor, and now Douglas West MHK, Chris Thomas.

Since powers began devolving from central government - there are now authorities with bigger budgets than some government departments.

Councillors can now help change plans and policy in more diverse areas - something Mr Thomas insists is only in its infancy: 

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