Lowestoft will stay in Suffolk in council shakeup

LOWESTOFT is set to stay in Suffolk, it was emerging today.

LOWESTOFT is set to stay in Suffolk, it was emerging today.

The government's Boundary Committee was expected to say any shake-up of local government in the region should Suffolk either be run as one authority - or a rural Suffolk/urban Ipswich option.

Proposals to split Suffolk east/west are expected to be rejected - and the Lowestoft area will not be moved into Norfolk.

The final decision from the Boundary Committee is expected to be announced in July and secretary of state for local government Hazel Blears will then have six weeks to make a final decision.


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Elections for the new authorities, which would probably come into existance in 2011, would take place in May next year - although the Conservatives have said they will abandon the reorganisation if they win power at the next general election.

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