This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

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That government and HM Queen, at the earliest opportunity, grants "City Status" to the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan.

That a "new" Wigan City Council is given all powers to control its affairs of local government.

Wigan's size, ancient history, population, Lancashire roots, rugby and football are all reasons to grant "City Status".

The economic benefits of "City Status" to the Borough of Wigan from both the private sector and government are massive and would bring a sense of civic pride to its people.

We ask government to reduce the number of councillor's in Wigan by two-thirds leaving one working Councillor per ward.

This two-thirds reduction would save the taxpayers of the Borough anything up to £2 millions PA.

This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months

490 signatures