Should Eric Pickles intervene and stop Town Talk being delivered to Birkenhead households during the election?
Last year, Wirral Council’s former Chief Executive Graham Burgess would’ve received this letter from DCLG about publicity issued by Wirral Council.
To summarise the letter it reminds Wirral Council to comply with the Code of Recommended Practice on Local Government Publicity and if they don’t reminds them that the Secretary of State has a legal power to direct local councils to comply.
Since this new power came into force about a year ago, you can read here various letters written by the Secretary of State to councils that weren’t complying with the code.
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