FROM THE EDITOR
Well, the local body elections are done and dusted for another three years.
The 44 per cent who voted can rest easy knowing they have the best people in power and the other 56 per cent presumably don’t care anyway.
Local elections seldom reach the excitement levels of the general election, even though they arguably have a greater effect on our day-to-day lives.
The fact that voter turnout at local election level is so woeful and getting worse, it makes you wonder if we have the right system at all.
If we are not going to take part in the democratic process, why are we spending so much money on the whole thing? Perhaps the Government should just appoint a small board of likely citizens and we can all be done with it.
Personally I think a strong local council is vital to ensuring small communities make the most of their opportunities but does everyone think the same way?