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I believe that all members of local education committees should be accountable to their communities through the ballot box.

 

Local councillors are elected to represent the views of their communities. It is inconsistent with the principles of local democracy to have unelected religious leaders.

 

The current requirement for religious representatives stems from a reorganisation by the Westminster Government of 1973. It is time for the Scottish Parliament to consider these aspects of local democracy.

 

It is undemocratic to appoint members of particular religious communities to education committees without a mandate from local voters.

 

More information about Enlighten Up can be found on the campaign website.

 

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