Does Gateshead really need 66 Councillors?
After all, Gateshead no longer runs all the schools, many libraries have been taken over by volunteers, residents look after flower beds, local groups are helping to run parks, the budget is a fraction of what it used to be and there are 2000 fewer staff than there were 12 years ago.
What hasn't been cut is the number of councillors in Gateshead.
But that could change if local residents back the campaign to cut the number of councillors.
Lib Dems want to cut the number of Councillors by a third. We also want Gateshead Council to switch to elections once every 4 years, rather than every 3 out of 4 years. If you agree with us, sign the petition below!
We, the undersigned, call on the Local Government Boundary Commission for England to draw up proposals for reducing the number of Gateshead Councillors by a third to take into account the reduced budget and the loss of services previously provided by the Council.