St Helens Labour councillors have voted to support the introduction of all-out local elections in St Helens.
As part of the upcoming boundary review the Council has the opportunity to review its election cycle. The Council can either stick with the current system of electing councillors by thirds with three councillors per ward and each of them elected in different years followed by a fallow year every four years, or move to all-out elections which would see every seat up for election on a four-yearly cycle.
Council Leader and Leader of the Labour Group David Baines says: “I am delighted to confirm that Labour will be supporting the introduction of all-out local elections on a four-yearly cycle in St Helens. This move would save the council money, and it would provide stability and clarity for the council and the public for longer periods. It’s the right thing for the council and the right thing for St Helens.”