FROM MENDIP DISTRICT COUNCIL:
Voters choose Stronger Somerset in local poll
The voters of Somerset have shown their support for Stronger Somerset – the plan for two councils, an Eastern Somerset and a Western Somerset council, to replace Somerset’s existing five county and district councils.
The result of the local poll, which closed on Friday 4 June, was delivered today by Civica Electoral Services, who independently ran and verified the poll, and announced publicly by the District Council Leaders.
The Leaders have written to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Government to ask that he now takes the result into account in his decision-making.
The Secretary of State’s decision is expected sometime before the Parliamentary recess on 22 July.
You can find more information and view the overall result on the Mendip Website
Thank you to everyone who voted in the poll.
Sent on behalf of Cllr Ros Wyke, Leader of Mendip District Council