last week asked for residents who were not voting in the local body elections to tell us why. Below are three of the responses we received.
merrily dig deeper each year. So I adhere to the old adage, ‘‘why vote – the government/council always wins’’. – MIKE RODGERS,
None of the candidates represent what I want, which is a radical reduction in the size and scope of local government. The council should be much smaller and do much less. Privatise all services – such as rubbish, libraries and parking – and cut rates to nothing.
All the candidates advocate the opposite – increasing the size of the council – which is why I threw my voting paper in the trash. I can’t support any of these pathetic cookie-cutter candidates. – LUKE HOWISON,