Monday, 22 February 2010

How often should we vote

As well as making a decision on whether Woking should have an elected Mayor, our local council will decide this week whether future elections should be held every four years, or as now, in three years out of four, electing a third of councillors each time.

My own, personal, preference is to stay with the current method of electing the council by thirds. I believe this frequency of elections allows the local population to have their say on what the Council is doing on a regular basis. It also encourages the local political parties to keep in touch with their electorate. Politicians know that they, or their colleagues are up for the judgement of the population.

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