Grumpy Owl Posted May 2, 2022 Share Posted May 2, 2022 Its that time of year again here in the UK, where people get to go and vote for their local councillors who will represent them on city, borough and district councils. Now despite whatever misgivings you may have about the current Conservative national UK government, what you are voting for here at these elections is who is going to represent you and your local council ward at your local council level. The result of these elections will have no bearing on the makeup of the current UK government. It's all about who controls your local city, borough or district council. On May 6th, Boris will still be your prime minister and the Conservatives will still control the national government. But depending on how you vote, you may still have a shower of shit controlling your local council. I live in Birmingham, and we've had a Labour controlled council for the last ten years, yet the current Labour administration is boasting about a new 'golden decade' if you vote them back in. (They're obviously banking on people forgetting about the last ten years!) In neighbouring Sandwell, Labour has been in power for 47 years now. Despite the area rapidly becoming a shithole, Labour still expects people to give them their vote. And they will, because all they focus their campaigning on is 'Tories bad'. If you live in an area with a Labour-controlled council, and it is a shit-hole, and nothing really changes for the better, why do you keep voting Labour? (The same can be said in reverse equally) Because it is all about perception management. Your councillors just want to get themselves on board the 'gravy train' and once they do they don't really care about what you think or want, until the next election comes around. Forget about 'Partygate' or other such nonsense. You're not voting for Boris. What are your local councillors going to do for YOU? Birmingham Labour – distracting voters from their own failures https://thegrumpyowl.co.uk/2022/05/02/birmingham-labour-distracting-voters-from-their-own-failures/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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