POLITICS: Letter was selective in advice given

Jim Scarsbrook
Jim Scarsbrook

As the Independent candidate for the Moulton, Weston and Cowbit ward in the forthcoming local elections, I am writing in response to the letter printed from the three Conservative candidates for this ward.

Unfortunately I find that the letter previously printed is somewhat selective in the advice given and hope that you will print this so as to provide a balanced view to voters.

Voters in the Moulton, Weston and Cowbit ward will be able to “vote for not more than three candidates”.

Whilst their letter points out that voters can vote for all three Conservative candidates, it fails to point out that the choice for voters is considerably greater.

Voters in the Moulton, Weston and Cowbit ward will be able to “vote for not more than three candidates”. 
Accordingly they are permitted to vote for one, two or three candidates.

If a voter wishes to vote for more than one candidate they can choose from any of the seven candidates and these do not have to be from the same political party.

This is important as I have found that at local level many people vote for the individual rather than “the party”.

For example, many voters prefer to vote for candidates that live within the ward and/or who are active in that ward too.

I do hope that this clarifies the situation clearly for all residents of the Moulton, Weston and Cowbit ward.