The High Wycombe Labour parliamentary candidate has backed plans for the town council to be implemented for the area.

Emma Reynolds, who served as the Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton North East from 2010 to 2019, believes it is ‘unfair’ that High Wycombe does not have its own town council.

Back in November 2018, a campaign by the Bucks Free Press to help the people of Wycombe get their council was launched, with the project securing 5,000 signatures to take the initiative to the next stage.

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A decision will be made on August 24 on whether High Wycombe will get their town council.

She said: “I support the calls for High Wycombe to have its own town council.

“There is widespread support amongst residents and cross-party support for this.

“It is manifestly unfair that High Wycombe is the only major town in Buckinghamshire not to benefit from a town council. All other major towns in the county, such as, Aylesbury, Amersham, Chesham, Beaconsfield, Marlow, benefit from one.

I am calling for an end to this democratic deficit.

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“After the County Council completes its local council boundary review, the number of councillors representing High Wycombe residents will fall to just 13 councillors.

“In contrast, the people of Aylesbury will have over 40 town and county councillors representing them.

A High Wycombe Town Council would also fairer and more efficient resource allocation and financial management by for example setting budgets and plans, and could facilitate the return of key assets and funds to the town, which are currently overseen by the unitary authority.”