Leader insists councillors on multiple local authorities will ensure views of Lichfield and Burntwood residents are heard

The leader of Lichfield District Council says the number of councillors now holding positions on Staffordshire County Council as well will help deliver the best deal for people in Lichfield and Burntwood.

The Conservatives now have Cllr Helen Fisher, Cllr Natasha Pullen, Cllr Colin Greatorex, Cllr Alan White, Cllr Janet England and Cllr Martyn Tittley sitting on both authorities, while Labour’s Cllr Sue Woodward also holds dual roles.

Cllr Mike Wilcox

Cllr Mike Wilcox

A number of those also hold parish council roles, but Cllr Mike Wilcox, leader of Lichfield District Council, insisted the list meant residents would be well positioned throughout the local political spectrum.

“I welcome the newly-elected members at Staffordshire County Council,” he said. “It gives us a real opportunity to ensure local issues are heard at county level.

“Good communications between different levels is vital to delivering effective local government.”

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2 Comments

  1. Concerned Citizen

    18th May, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Good communication is all well and good but how effective have these Councillors been whilst sitting on LDC and/or LCC? We heard not too long ago how Mike Wilcox was frustrated by the poor attendance and contribution of some Councillors; have their attendance/contribution improved since he allegedly read the Riot Act? I have a major concern that these Councillors are spreading themselves too thinly and not performing any role properly (apart from in their world).

  2. John Griffin

    18th May, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Yep, a Tory stranglehold at every level, what is there not to like?
    As for Rob, who suggested I go and live somewhere else, somewhere else has come to live here – the USSR cold war ‘democratic centralist’ Party dictatorship operated in the same way with komissars ‘on message’ throughout.

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