Opinion wanted on the future of local council elections
THE leader of Derby City Council is urging people to take part in an elections review.
The authority wants to know people's thoughts on whether it should switch to one election every four years rather than having a third of seats up for grabs once a year for three years.
Council leader Paul Bayliss asked: "Should we continue with our current system or move to a whole council election once every four years? Let us know."
All-out elections allow a more long-term approach to decision-making to be taken and would save £350,000 during the four years.
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But election by thirds provides a regular influx of newly-elected councillors, who can bring fresh ideas and approaches.
If adopted, the earliest date to hold whole council elections would be May 2015.
Have your say at www. derby.gov.uk.