Parish coun­cil­lors don’t need pol­i­tics

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

I HAVE been read­ing the ac­counts of the elec­tions in the Chal­fonts in your pa­per over the past two weeks with in­ter­est as they res­onate with the sit­u­a­tion in Bea­cons­field.

Although it is only a parish coun­cil, the Con­ser­va­tives have al­ways fought for it to be po­lit­i­cal ever since its in­cep­tion in 1974.

Over the years since then there have al­ways been in­de­pen­dent mem­bers who have had only the in­ter­ests of the town at heart and for many of those years there was a ma­jor­ity of such peo­ple who vol­un­teered their ser­vices un­paid.

Sadly, for many rea­sons, such vol­un­teers have been hard to find and this elec­tion was the first at which there were no in­de­pen­dent can­di­dates.

I can only hope that at fu­ture elec­tions there will once again be peo­ple will­ing to rep­re­sent the peo­ple of Bea­cons­field who do not feel that the need to be a mem­ber of Letters to the Editor, Buck­ing­hamshire Advertiser, Trin­ity Mir­ror South­ern, c/o Trin­ity Mir­ror Colour Print, St Albans Road, Wat­ford, Herts WD24 7RG

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