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There is little point in our town clerk asking Mr McCarthy to resign.

He will not - because he is within his 'rights' to refuse.

This incident - and many others of a similar nature - only serves to demonstrate the sloppy, expensive, time-wasting and amateur manner in which local governance is organised in the UK.

Over many years, my view has been that local council should be constituted as public, limited-liability, companies with full-time, salaried attendance at sessions for fixed periods of the working day.

Only in this way can there be some semblance of order brought to local governance, a modus operandi to be greatly enhanced by councillors being elected upon their merits and not because they are wedded to partisan-political allegiances.

Roland Adamson

North Parade, Falmouth