Ability not politics for parish council
I WAS very interested in the discussion during the recent AGM of the CSP Parish Council, as to whether or not the parish council should be run aligned with a particular political party.
It was stated during the meeting that anyone can stand for election onto the council whatever their political views, however, in the recent elections, two of our hard working councillors (one of whom has served the village for eight years), were told that if they were not prepared to stand as Conservatives, then they would have to fight for their right to continue serving and two fully paid up members of the Conservative party would be pulled in to stand against them. Had they agreed to stand as Conservatives this would not have been necessary and they would be uncontested. It appears, in the case of Chalfont St Peter, that our councillors are not being measured by their ability to serve our village or by the diversity of experience they bring, but solely by which political party they support. LIZ HUGHES Denham Lane Chalfont St Peter