Prescott plans to shake up councils;In brief

26th March 1999 at 00:00
RADICAL plans to reform councils with elected mayors and Cabinet-style government were unveiled by the Government this week, writes Clare Dean. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott claimed the move would give a better deal for local people. Civil servants envisaged a "full and powerful" role for parents and the churches, including voting rights, in education.

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