Thursday, 14 April 2011

A strong constitution

Following on from yesterday's blog, we have an election for Morecambe Town council and in Torrisholme I am a candidate along with four other Liberal Democrats contesting the five seats that are available. Now the Morecambe Bay Independents only have four candidates which is fine for us if they have an ardent fan then this voter may choose to give us their fifth vote. They may not but hey that's politics. On the other hand if an ardent Liberal Democrat goes to vote then there is no spare vote. That's the easy bit.

It seems that there has been a significant split in the ranks of the Morecambe Bay Independents and some of them are now calling themselves Independence 4 Morecambe. What do they stand for? The Morecambe Bay Independents used to say that they put Morecambe first, whatever that means. Now they have the additional problem of distinguishing themselves from the Independence 4 Morecambe Party. Are you still with me?

Most elected politician will say they represent their constituents. How they do this depends on their constitution, or more importantly, the party's constitution. The Independent parties don't have one as far as I know. So if I can't distinguish between the two independent parties then what chance has the voter who doesn't take a close interest in politics?

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