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Local authorities urged to take the lead over local government reform

A former commissioner is urging Island local authorities to 'take the lead' over local government reform.

Brian Stowell led Onchan’s reduction from a 10-strong board to seven while he was chairman in 2008.

However, a further proposed reduction to five members failed.

Mr Stowell has welcomed a decision to cut the number of Castletown Commissioners at the next election in four years time.

He says other authorities need to follow suit.

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