CPALC (Communities, Parish and Local Councils) editor Herbert Smith questions why Town and Parish Councils are the only tier of government where electors have no recourse to an ombudsman.

“The ballot box is about choices, an ombudsman is about natural justice”, says Herbert Smith, “yes it will cost but that is a price I for one will willing pay”.

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The ballot box versus a Parish Council Ombudsman