WHILE I agree with Steve Galloway’s belief that we should have council elections each year (Letters, December 18), his suggestion that the wards should be reduced in size is unacceptable.

In these difficult financial times a reduction in the number of councillors would be more acceptable.

I would suggest that the the city should be divided into 21 wards of numerically equal electors, then each year seven would have to stand for re-election.

This would result in a considerable financial saving and be of real benefit to the electorate.

Wilf Arnott, York.