The leader of a political group on Shropshire County Council is campaigning to abolish his own existence.
Peter Phillips, who heads the Liberal Democrats, wants the Government to axe England's smallest county council.
Coun Phillips has written to David Miliband, the Local Government Minister, suggesting that Shropshire County Council is expensive to run, inefficient and should cease to exist.
He wants the existing local government arrangements in Shropshire - a county council and five district councils - to be replaced by one unitary authority that would have responsibility for running all services.
Coun Phillips said he believed Mr Miliband was planning a major shake-up of local authorities next year.
County councils covering a population of less than 250,000 would be scrapped, he claimed.
In his letter, Coun Phillips said: "Shropshire is now England's smallest county in terms of population and has high expenses because of its rurality and sparsity.
"It has long been the ambition of all parties at the county council to achieve a unitary authority for reasons of economy, efficiency and indeed accountability."
The campaign for a unitary authority would have become official policy if the Liberal Democrats had managed to retain county hall control in May. But the council's new Tory leadership wants to retain the county council.