Angela Fell

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Perhaps democracy is different in the capital?

At yesterday’s event many people expressed the view that while, we might not trust politicians in Westminster, perhaps with devolution and with more power for local politicians, we could begin to restore some trust in the whole system.

This really didn’t land with me, and I don’t think it will work in many towns like mine, where 67% of people voted to leave Europe and where Labour has controlled the Council forever, with no viable opposition. Trust in councillors and council officers is at an all time low.

Isn’t the idea that we should sit back and give our power away to someone else, to act on our behalf, totally out of date?

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