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The Oban Times - - Letters -

Three newly- elected coun­cil­lors, in­clud­ing the newly-selected leader of Ar­gyll and and Bute Coun­cil, Aileen Mor­ton, are stand­ing as can­di­dates in the gen­eral elec­tion. The news gen­er­ated con­sid­er­able com­ment.

Suzy An­der­son posted: ‘so the leader of the coun­cil is so com­mit­ted to the role that she man­aged to grab for her­self, she’s stand­ing in the gen­eral elec­tion..... I see......’

Laura Cook lamented: ‘It just feels like they are us­ing us as a prac­tice run. We are not guinea pigs!!! I would like coun­cil­lors not politi­cians, coun­cil­lors who care and have a vested in­ter­est in the com­mu­ni­ties in which they live and are elected. I am wholly dis­ap­pointed and dis­heart­ened to have read about par­ties form­ing coali­tions to keep oth­ers out. Surely all coun­cil­lors should work to­gether to­wards a com­mon goal.’

Gus Lau­ren­son wrote: ‘Real com­mit­ment there, not!! If but it is a big IF, they get elected in June what a mess the coun­cil will be in then! Never mind tho, they will have their re­ward. They can­not be very con­fi­dent about their prospects in the Gen­eral Elec­tion to ac­cept these posts now’

Irene A Har­vey said: ‘ Why would they even be con­sid­ered for these posts if they are stand­ing in the Gen­eral Elec­tion??? De­press­ing!!’

Lorna Ah­lquist posted: ‘ Very sad to see this lead­er­ship, it will mean same old same old. I so hope to be proven wrong but doubt if any fresh air and real work­ing for all A&B res­i­dents will oc­cur. If I see her stop the com­plaint about the school in­spec­tion re­port adn start to ad­dress the is­sues I will start to be­lieve her. First test Ms Mor­ton!’

Jean Gib­son asked: ‘ What does it say about the peo­ple who voted for them?’

Michelle Mac wrote: ‘ Very dis­ap­point­ing:(‘ Steve Let­ford crit­i­cised: ‘ You are be­neath con­tempt.’

Colin Cooper said: ‘ Oban’s coun­cil un­der the rule of a CON­ser­va­tive & DEMocrates coal­li­tion. The devil is in the de­tail. This re­sult will #CONDEMoban.’

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