Copeland Borough Council is set to request its councillor numbers to be cut from 51 to 33.
It would save the authority just under £55,500 a year, totalling nearly £222,000 during the four year term in office.
The request will now be lodged with the Local Government Boundary Commission, who will confirm the number of councillors in October.
A reduction in the number of councillors would take effect from the next election in May 2019.
The council there won’t be anywhere left without a councillor as such. The number will be agreed in October, and then the wards re-drawn on the basis of that number – so all the borough will be represented, it’ll just be by (in all probability) a reduced number.
In theory, an area that currently has six councillors might see it drop to four. Neighbouring areas that have one each might merge and have one between them. These are totally hypothetical examples and will be part of the public consultation that the Boundary Commission launches in October.
In a joint statement, mayor Mike Starkie and the leaders of the Labour and Conservative groups, Lena Hogg and David Moore, said they are supportive of the request: