As always these are a bit 'meh' - really who cares about some gal getting a non-paying job in a village the other end of the country?
It all makes me think though, what on earth is the point of all of our local Government - apart from make work jobs?
How can we possibly need the lowest level of democratic scrutiny being a small army of NIMBY's per village and then layered onto that regional, town, district and county councils? I am all in favour of participatory democracy but I can't see how this system adds to transparency or empowers anybody beyond the small-time busybodies who get involved.
There must be a case to hugely streamline the roles of the lower levels of local government and focus the budgets and services on fewer councils that have real power - this then would lead to people eventually paying more attention in elections where over 30% turnout is currently considered 'good'!
I look forward to Nick Drew's rebuttal of my position....