WHITTLESEY: Elections need candidates

I AGREE with F J Haslock that elections are a good way of letting our councils know what we think of their performance. Unfortunately a successful election depends on more candidates putting themselves forward, than there are vacancies on the council.

I AGREE with F J Haslock that elections are a good way of letting our councils know what we think of their performance.

Unfortunately a successful election depends on more candidates putting themselves forward, than there are vacancies on the council.

I don't actually remember the last time that there were enough people putting themselves forward to trigger a council election in Whittlesey.

It wouldn't surprise me in the least, if there were no councillors on the parish, the district or the county councils who had actually been elected by people in Whittlesey.

I fear that all our councillors might all have been returned unopposed for at least the last two electoral cycles.

If you want an election but are not prepared to be a councillor yourself, you'd better find someone who is willing to be nominated.

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Democracy doesn't really work unless lots of people are prepared to put in more work than an occasional vote and the odd grumble.

HILARY CHIVALL

WHITTLESEY