Poor consultation creates flimsy mandates in RBWM

Consultation dictionary entry

The town of Maidenhead in Berkshire has a population of 86,000. The Parliamentary constituency is listed as having 74,000 eligible voters. There are around 10,000 young people attending state schools in the town aged between 4 and 18 years plus a number in the independent sector and a smaller number who attend schools outside of the Royal Borough in adjacent education authorities. Yet, only 165 Maidenhead residents completed a council run consultation on the future of secondary education in the Borough in late 2014 and of them only 107 indicated they were in favour of investigating other options for providing more secondary school places.

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