Rosemary Neave on duty this week while Garry is away. A focus on local elections – some musings and Jean Drage into share her wisdom.
A couple of things I noticed (apart from my comments elsewhere):
- Beautiful people seem more likely to be elected
- the 150 words are important – but probably not enough. People can lie, or not tell the whole truth
- Very few people know that 50% of the ECan budget is spent on Transport or that they’re responsible for marine environment out to 12 miles.
- Ditto many people think CCC runs the bus system.
- What responsibility does ECan and CCC have for communicating to voters about what they do, and therefore what Councillors need to know about.
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