New and re-elected Councillors in West Berkshire and Wokingham

 

              I send my congratulations today to all the newly elected Councils on the two Unitaries in my constituency. I know how hard candidates worked to secure election, and I wish them well looking after the interests of their and my constituents now elected. I would also like to thank all the volunteers of all parties, and the candidates from the losing parties. They too are crucial to offering our voters choice, and to making a democratic event out of the local elections.

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  1. lifelogic
    Posted May 8, 2011 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    You say ” I would also like to thank all the volunteers of all parties, and the candidates from the losing parties. They too are crucial to offering our voters choice, and to making a democratic event out of the local elections.”

    Does making a “democratic event” have very much to do with being a true democracy where the voters have a real choice and say in things. The main problem seems to be the separation of the people from any power by politicians who rarely say what they really think or do what they say they will do and have just a single vote for them intended to cover a huge range of issues. The politician’s main concerns seem to be their careers and the party the voter are at best a very poor third.

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