Harrogate Borough Council elections: Long-standing councillors reflect on one of the biggest shake-ups of local democracy in decades

Battle lines have been drawn for one of the biggest shake-ups of local democracy in decades.

A number of long-standing councillors have described the changes to local democracy as the most significant in their memory.

As candidates propel themselves into three weeks of campaigning before polls open on May 3, some of the Harrogate district’s longest-serving councillors have described the changes to local elections as being the most significant in their memory.

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