So this is how the Welsh Government works.
In April 2013, it was announced that a major review was to be undertaken into local government organisation in Wales, with a Commission on Public Service Governance and Delivery being established, to be chaired by Sir Paul Williams
The Commission reported on 20 January 2014. It recommended that the number of councils be reduced, through mergers rather than through boundary changes, from 22 to 10, 11 or 12; and suggested that the cost of merging the councils would be met through savings made within about two years.
For many it loked kike an expensive commision had come up with a solution writen on a Fag Packet.
The government sit back and hope local authorities come up with plans to merge but in the rare moments when they come up with plans they are often mergers contrary
to what Williams had recommended to the extent that plans to merge the Vale of Glamorgan council with Bridgend council were rejected by the Minister for Public Services.
Leighton Andrews AM, has announced that he is "not persuaded" by any of the three Expressions of Interest submitted by authorities across Wales.
Then a moment of genius said minister and his own Fag Packet comes up with his own plan rejecting his own commission and proposing not 12,11,or 10 councils but 9 or 8
Basically it a return to the the county boundaries that ran from f om 1974 until 1996, without the lower tier didtrict council
There are some changes Caerphilly will now be in Gwent,
Leighton Andrews redrawing of the Map may be summed up with this from Wrexham.com
Since there is no mention of redrawing the ward boundaries it appears the number of councillors will remain the same that's going to be lot of councillors iin each county
Welsh Unitary Authorities
|Isle of Anglesey||Ind||2||12||16|
|Neath Port Talbot||Lab||52||8||4|
|Rhondda Cynon Taff||Lab||1||60||1||9||4|
|Vale of Glamorgan||12||21||1||7||6|
That#s nearly an average of 157 or 140 councilors per county depending om there being 8 or 9 per council Will we need mew County Halls on order to accommodate them?