Voters back change at Fylde

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Fylde Council will return to a committee system next year after an historic referendum saw almost 12,000 people voted in favour of a change from the current leader and cabinet format.

The result spelt victory for the Fylde Civic Awareness Group, which has been campaigning for six years for a switch back to committees, which last applied at Fylde in 2006.

While 11,934 backed the campaigners, 8,706 voted in favour of keeping the current system, with a turnout of 34.16 per cent, and Fylde are now bound to introduce the change in May next year.

Full story and reaction in Saturday’s Gazette and next week’s Lytham St Annes Express.