As you might have realised there is a by-election being held in your ward on 13 December.
We are looking for volunteers who can send us copies of the election leaflets that come through their door, so we can keep track of the claims, counter-claims and commitments being made by the various parties.
It might help if you have a front door or mailbox on the street where leafleters are more likely to be able to reach you.
a) live in Riverside ward
b) normally receive election literature through your door
c) would like to help our election coverage
The first manifesto pledge is to "axe the EU [sic.] Human Rights Act". You'd expect someone standing for election as councillor to have half a brain. The Human Rights Act is an act of the UK Parliament, not the EU. The Act implements the European Convention on Human Rights, which again has nothing whatsoever to do with the EU, but rather the Council of Europe, and was adopted after the Second World War partly to protect individuals from the sorts of atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis and was written, in the main, by British lawyers.
The rest of the leaflet contains the usual right-wing nonsense about asylum seekers, uncontrolled immigration and foreign criminals (interesting, given that he appears to be a Portuguese immigrant himself), but I had stopped reading at this point.
Yep. Nice one Mr Hatts. I agree with my neighbour over the road, Mr BSB, that all locals want, obviously, is to get results on the issues we care about. The candidates know what some of those issues are because they make reference to them but only on a few occasions do they say "If elected I will do....." etc.
Knowing if candidates are locals is interesting but not necessarily a point in their favour especially if they have shown little commitment in the past to making improvements. Being in the crowd at a few residents meetings doesn't demonstrate leadership and commitment to me.