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.

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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,


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