Reader letter: I don’t care what political party our local councillors represent
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I could not agree more that this local election is just a rehearsal for the general election in five weeks' time.
The reasoning behind voting locally seems to have been disingenuously manipulated into a primary party issue.
I was always told that locally you voted for the man or woman who would do the most good and be an asset to the council, rather than voting for the party they represent.
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I could not personally care what party they represent as long as they are willing and able to put the time in and stand up for the electorate locally, if it happens to coincide with my political persuasion so much the better but if it doesn't so be it.
I am a political animal but sometimes politics can be very divisive and counter productive. But of course the media and the press will use these
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elections to ascertain the mood of the country.
The whole situation will turn very febrile and many outstanding candidates will face very mixed fortunes.
- 1 'An insult to the city': Couple ditch 'hellhole' hotel after 45 minutes
- 2 Road cleared after overturned lorry on A47/A11 Thickthorn roundabout
- 3 Hundreds give amazing send-off to well-loved supermarket worker
- 4 Former Norwich boxing champion banned from contacting ex-partner
- 5 Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman found dead in flat
- 6 New Lidl stores to open in Norfolk and Waveney in £1.3bn expansion
- 7 Travellers camped at garden centre car park
- 8 Historic railway platform building could be demolished in station revamp
- 9 Air ambulance called to person's aid in Dereham
- 10 Revealed: Norfolk's hotspots for Japanese Knotweed in 2021
The calling of this election was probably not as random as the government would have us believe, but a snap shot for the main event. This is wrong and hopefully the electorate will respond in a just and fair way.
The political machine appears to be insinuating itself into every area of our lives, so please vote for the ethos of the person who has the good of their ward at heart and leave the divisive party politics outside the door of the polling station.
Judith A Daniels, Winifred Road, Cobholm.
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