Sir George promotes fairer voting system in City of London
28 Jan 2002
City of London Guildhall - home of the City Corporation
City of London Guildhall - home of the City Corporation
As sponsor of a Private Bill, the City of London (Ward Election) Bill, Sir George proposed an amendment linking the right to vote to the number of people working on the premises. After a three hour debate, the amendment was agreed.

Unlike other local authorities the City of London comprises mainly business premises with relatively few private residents. The City has a unique role in the UK economy, supporting a high proportion of our balance of trade and providing employment for many people who commute to work - far more commuters than residents. Local elections in the City have traditionally been based on a combination of votes representing business interests (employers) and votes representing residents. This Bill updates the electoral process.

Click on the link below to read the text of Sir George's speech
http://www.sirgeorgeyoung.org.uk/pages/citybill20020128.htm
 
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