Sunday, 28 February 2010

Marks experiences as a first time council election candidate

Mark Thompson who stood for the Liberal Democrats in Owlsmoor has blogged on this experiences of standing as a candidate, Please do have a read My experiences as a first time council election candidate.

I would like to thank Mark for doing so much work trying to win this seat and running the join blogs. I would also like to give my best wishes to all the activists and candidates I meet at the count from all the parties and wish everyone luck in whatever election they are standing in next.

People from all the parties may not all agree on how we can improve the local area or our national problems. However I do feel that at a local level all the activists I meet are passionate and all well meaning. This is just politics. After all there would be no democracy if we all agreed all the time on everything.


  1. That is such a valid point. Democracy depends on the expression of different views in a civilised manner. It is such a pity that a % of MPs and occasional local authority councillors throughout the country have behaved so badly that all politically involved people are currently regarded with suspicion. This is very much a case of the old proverb 'It only takes one bad apple to ruin a whole barrel'. If only people could appreciate that the majority of political people at local level do get involved because they want to help others. By taking part in the process (i.e. voting)electors can ensure complacency does not creep in and retain the right to complain if they are not happy with councillors' actions.

  2. its a massive shame and the wrong reason to not vote

  3. Bracknell has to get rid of some of the arrogant Tory cabal that rules its council.

    Snug as bugs under the aegis of the unspeakable Andrew Mackay they have taken his policies of 'home visits' ie no visits.

    This smug complacency has to be jolted.