UKIP councillor Robin Hunter-Clarke, who branded the recent library service cuts as ‘undemocratic’, is to propose a motion to rewrite how decisions are made by Lincolnshire County Council.
He claims the current “cabinet style system” meant some councillors had little influence over the final decision to hand over the majority of Lincolnshire’s libraries to volunteers, when it was given the official go-ahead by nine executive members.
“The library decision has brought this issue to the foreground,” Cllr Hunter-Clarke said.
“The dreadful decision made by the executive means that things cannot continue. We must have democracy in County Hall.”
Currently, Lincolnshire County Council uses a cabinet and leader style system, with nine councillors forming an executive committee which gives the final say on decisions.
The remaining councillors form committees which scrutinise decisions made by the nine executive councillors.
However Mr Hunter-Clarke believes reverting back to a system last used in 1997 means all councillors can help make final decisions.
“The system is called the committee form of governance, and if a resolution is passed it will bring back democracy,” he added.
“Local councillors will be able to represent their constituents more effectively.
“The system must change otherwise things can never get better for our county and the people we represent.”
He is set to propose the motion in front of a meeting of the executive on Friday, December 13.
However it must be seconded, debated and then agreed through a vote before it is taken any further.