Book News: October 25th, 2006

This pamphlet from the Local Government Information Unit takes a detailed look at the restructuring debate and how local elected representatives are perceived by the general public. It highlights that there are officially at least 5,338 quangos in place across the country with limited democratic accountability. A new, England only poll of 1900, reveals that the public are dissatisfied with the current approach to governance and are now more than ever, in favour of increasing the responsibilities of local elected representatives.

The pamphlet costs 20.00 pounds and is available from http://www.lgiu.gov.uk/publication-detail.jsp