Backing for East Lancs councils to merge into unitary authority

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A former Burnley MP has called for councils in East Lancashire to join and form one unitary authority.

The call was made by Mr Peter Pike in a bid to save cash in response to severe government cuts.

Mr Pike said: “I personally came to that view some 20 years ago and believe that a unitary authority for East Lancashire would make a very strong local government unit for the area.


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