Comment posted Misleading instructions to voters: is Duncan Macintyre trawling for 4th preference votes? by phill.
Couldnt agree more Tim. Smaller wards with an individual councillor far more effective, and democratic.
phill also commented
- That will be a surpridse that you can not respond to a request that you are happy to put to others.
Cmn Ken, what are you scared off.
- Ive predicted as you asked ken, now how about you.
I was stating that voters want to identify with one councillor in a smaller more personal ward, (irrespective of affiliation). Michael Nobles case you specify was 50 years ago, and things have changed considerably for the better, particularly the modest salary and expenses paid that allow people from all walks to put themselves forward. this is true democracy.
However, i would think in south oban ward the 4 would be, R McCuish, S Macintyre, N Macintrye, and F Hall.
In the other ward E Robertson, L Glen-lee, D Macintyre, R Rutherford.
delighted to set the ball rolling Ken
Now would you like to predict who will get in?
- Wow! Thats what youre up against here Neil- 4 thumbs down for dare critcise a turncoat. I like ‘forargyll’ but is not a representative cross section of opinion, and to be fair doesnt pretend to be. Good luck to you.
- That is certainly an alternative view Ken from what i beliieve most voters want. One member per ‘smaller’ ward .
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Hugh Jazz, can you not debate in a sensible manner. Im afraid you have become an irritation for most posters of all sides and no side. Tedious and and i would imagine an embarasment for the party you would have us believe you support.
I have for some years now enjoyed healthy debate about many subjects on ‘forargyll’ and have until recently been generally impressed by the respect shown to posters of differing views.
You can do better.
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