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Council reorganisation: Merger bids turned down

Voluntary bids by six Welsh councils to merge have been rejected by minister, Leighton Andrews.

The Welsh government has asked all Welsh councils to consider mergers as part of an ongoing review of local authorities.

But offers by Conwy and Denbighshire, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent, and Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend to join forces have been turned down.

BBC Wales political editor Nick Servini explains why.

  • 27 Jan 2015
  • From the section Wales
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