LETTER: ‘Misleading’ comments

In his letter, Cllr Michael Bucknor refers to Mrs Lay’s loss of her Council seat and asks: “What price democracy?”

In his letter, Cllr Michael Bucknor refers to Mrs Lay’s loss of her Council seat and asks: “What price democracy?”

Michael Bucknor’s letter is chock full of misleading statements, but this question is worth answering. The answer to his question is: “One phone call.”

All that the Cllrs Mr and Mrs Bucknor, or Cllr Alan Lay, needed to do was make a single phone call to the Leader of Town Council saying: “Brenda Lay has fallen foul of the six month rule, can we co-opt her back on again?”

I do not imagine anybody would have minded that at all. But Michael Bucknor did not make that call and nor did anybody else.


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Instead, they called an election, almost immediately. So now we have an expensive by-election. And you may notice that the UKIP candidate is not Brenda Lay, but Paul Clapp. You do not have to be a master detective to put these things together.

STEVE TIERNEY

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