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Folk have pointed out that there are fish hooks in having ward elect the ward councillor. Better idea have the highest polling ward member become the ward councillor and if there is a tie toss a coin as the Poms do in their general elections. Ward councillor attends ward meetings but is independent – just like a constituency MP is.
Myself I would like to introduce a recall system like some US states have but that might be a bit to rich for here