Can’t we put party politics aside?
COUNCILLOR Allen’s letter re independents (April 16) makes a really important point – we need elected representatives who are there because of their wish to serve the people they represent, not just because they happen to be a political nominee.
Councillor Allen focused on parish councils but the point is just as valid further up the electoral scale.
We have an absolutely classic example in the forthcoming South Bucks District Council election.
Chris Brown, chairman of Gerrards Cross Parish Council is standing.
The odds are he will be beaten by the political machine but Chris deserves to be given a shot at the district council.
He has put in hundreds, if not thousands, of hours, unpaid, to