We must vote out absent councillors
THE Conservatives have held power in Old Amersham since time immemorial and must think that this will go on forever, no matter what they do; they don’t even turn up to meetings and still they are voted in.
Chiltern District councillor Howard Trevette has had zero attendance since May 13, Tony Williams has had 25% and Bucks County councillor David Schofield has had 41% attendance – this means that at most meetings, the interests of Old Amersham residents were not represented at all.
To have no representation at all at a local level is plainly not democratic and takes us back to the 19th century.
The Conservatives seem to think that it doesn’t matter who they propose for election; even somebody who is out of the country for long periods of time, because lo and behold, they will be voted in.
Let’s all do something different this time, let’s vote for another party, any other party; anybody could do better than these people and the party they represent.
Vote them out and make democracy work
MARGOT HUTCHESON High Street Amersham
23), you stated that I only attended 41 per cent of the meetings that I was scheduled to attend.
The reason for this was that I was under hospitalisation treatment for 10 months during 2014.
Under those circumstances, I consider attendance at 41 per cent of the meetings to be a very good record.
I was unimpressed by seeing that my photograph appeared, which could easily be interpreted by the electorate as being someone who is not conscientious and does not attend meetings.
County councillor Penn Wood and Old Amersham