Contradictory Caroline

EndersbyStLukes2Your concerns are my concerns.” What, even those who are worried about the prospect of another under-performing Independent councillor in St Luke’s?

She claims to be non-political and also says that she is campaigning against “Tory controlled Cabinet decisions”. Is it me or is there a contradiction here – after all, the genuinely non-political would take each decision on its individual merit, not take a default oppositional stance to a particular party.

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One Response to Contradictory Caroline

  1. She claims to be non-political and also says that she is campaigning against “Tory controlled Cabinet decisions”. Is it me or is there a contradiction here – after all, the genuinely non-political would take each decision on its individual merit, not take a default oppositional stance to a particular party.

    Perhaps as an independent she is agin the cabinet system of local authority administration because it means that decisions are often dominated by one party – Tories in the case of Southend?

    What I do find odd is that a candidate in an election is “non-political”; I can understand non-party-political, but councils are political by definition – as she seems to acknowledge when she says she will “support your current Independent Councillors”. Some may say that is going even further – (blanket?) supporting other councillors “as a block” sounds party-political rather than being the non-party-political instrument of your ward!

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