LETTER: Why does Mansfield need so many councillors?

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We have had a lot of coverage in the Chad lately about the future of the market.
So I hope you will give the same coverage to what are in my view the undemocratic goings on at Mansfield District Council. 
A committee investigated the proposals of the portfolio holder and reported back saying they did not like them. 
The portfolio holder told the council he was going to implement them under delegated authority.
So why do we need 36 councillors if any one person can over rule everyone else?
We just need the ten portfolio holders, then we could save money by paying ten members instead of 36.
In my view the present system is the most undemocratic I have ever come across regarding the market.

Alan McLean

Egmanton Road,

Meden Vale