The borough recently asked the burghers of Elmbridge whether they would like to vote every four years or once a year “by thirds”. The result was 52% in favour of voting by thirds and 48% in favour of voting every four years.
In its meeting today, the full council voted 29 to 22 in favour of voting by thirds. In any case, to make a change to voting every four years it would have required a vote in favour of that proposition of 34 councillors.
The next debate will be on the number of councillors and then the ward boundaries themselves.
Do you have any thoughts about how many councillors Elmbridge should have? Currently there are sixty.