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Sovereign bodies

Peter Fleming OBE
Leader, Sevenoaks Council
Wish List ● November 10, 2021

It's important to have the ability to look the Government in the face and say: "The lever you may use on another council, which is 'We're going to cut off your funding', well, frankly, if you lose that lever, what power have you got?

That allows you to deliver for the residents you serve rather than being treated as some sub-regional office of Government. We're sovereign bodies.

Excerpt from an interview conducted in seven parts on 24 August 2021. Watch the full excerpt below, or watch the full interview here.

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