|The Dame as a young gal with|
her hunter, Pooter
When the Dame was a young lady(yes, many decades ago) she was a member of a West Country county council.
That council had two striking and defining features:
- It successfully operated on the old Committee system
- It had a very healthy grouping of independent members
Many sensible people are wondering whether councils dominated by one political grouping actually work.
There have been shocking examples of abuse of democracy on the parts of Labour and Lib Dem controlled councils so the K&C Conservatives are not alone.
What we need to see in K&C is a resurgence of independent candidates for it only in this way we will see a balancing of power.
And, to reinforce that balancing of power, the return to the much-missed committee system where one hundred flowers were allowed to bloom.
On K&C we have seen excellent candidates sidelined for not towing the party line.
This is bad for residents and bad for democracy.