Obvious what we have to do

I READ with complete astonishment, in the Weston Mercury two weeks ago, that our Tory councillors refused calls for a named vote on the Castlewood office move.

I READ with complete astonishment, in the Weston Mercury two weeks ago, that our Tory councillors refused calls for a named vote on the Castlewood office move.

These individuals seek election to public office on our council by professing to represent the residents of North Somerset. Yet when performing these duties they choose to seek anonymity in their voting preferences - to conceal, from the very people who elected them, their true decision choices.

This is shameful and an all too common demonstration of the 'abuse of office' that has permeated both national and local government of late.

I read with great satisfaction the whingeing anti-Mercury comments made by some of these exposed and flawed councillors and I say to the Mercury: ' WELL DONE, YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB '. Would you please prepare an accurate historical chronicle of events that our 'shabby' Tory councillors have presided over i.e. expenses/pensions/Poppyfields/Tropicana/potholes/Castlewood/museum etc etc. - and then serialise it on the excellent Mercury's front page every week in the run-up to the next local elections. This will ensure that we, the local electorate, is fully 'refreshed' with all that our local Tory councillors have achieved in their recent term of office.


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How did these individuals get into public office? We put them there, and it is pretty obvious what we have to do - get rid of them.

I do not care which political persuasion leads our council but I do care that integrity and unselfish public spiritedness should be at the forefront of the instincts of people who seek these positions of trust.

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This is my first letter to the Weston Mercury after a lifetime in Weston.

RICHARD HAZZARD

Bleadon Hill

Weston

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