Don’t elect the same old dinosaurs in Argyll

The Oban Times - - LETTERS -

Sir, An­other elec­tion is loom­ing. At least some of our Argyll and Bute coun­cil­lors have had the de­cency to re­tire (some should have years ago).

Yet out of the wood­work come former coun­cil­lors seek­ing to re­turn to the fold. In my my opin­ion they should stay away as they have been pup­pets for the re­tir­ing coun­cil leader, Dick Walsh.

You would not put these can­di­dates, if elected, in charge of any coun­cil poli­cies, never mind have them as guardians of the coun­cil’s fi­nances. In fact, you would not let them do car park duty.

Just look at the state of Argyll’s roads, refuse col­lec­tions, the in­fra­struc­ture in dis­ar­ray and folk liv­ing on Dick­en­sian wages, thanks to the ex­ist­ing mem­bers at Kil­mory.

These coun­cil­lors, who are not fit for the role, get bet­ter jobs, salaries and pen­sions as big as their egos.

More of these elected mem­bers should re­tire and let in new blood as they are past their sell-by date.

I would caution vot­ers to choose very care­fully come May 4. Vote for change be­cause, if you don’t, we will be left with the same old dinosaurs and Argyll will be the new Juras­sic Park.

Stephen Johnstone, Dowan­side Road, Hill­head, Glas­gow.

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