What does ‘the council’ actually do?

So, just what does ‘the council’ do? When you ask someone what ‘the council’ does, you will get a variety of answers, but with some common threads. Firstly, you will get those who don’t think ‘the council’ does very much. Each month they pay a not inconsiderable amount of Council Tax, and yet feel they … Continue reading What does ‘the council’ actually do?

This week on social media …

There have been two hot topics on local social media sites this week. Firstly, there have been accusations flying around that I – together with my colleagues representing LB South ward on CBC – have been trying to block Councillors from other Leighton Buzzard and Linslade wards from ‘calling in’ planning applications for scrutiny by … Continue reading This week on social media …

The stark choice we will be facing in a General Election …

In all likelihood, we will have a General Election at some point in the very near future. When that time comes, the choice facing the electorate will not be about the normal domestic issues – health, education, welfare and so on – it will be dominated by Brexit, and underpinning this will be a decision … Continue reading The stark choice we will be facing in a General Election …

What can I really say about the current state of national politics?

My husband has stopped watching Question Time as he claims it is not doing his blood pressure any good - I think he has a point. I don't think it matters what side of the Brexit argument you might be on, the current political crisis goes way beyond how anyone voted in 2016, and I … Continue reading What can I really say about the current state of national politics?