There is something of a little debate on a well known Spalding website about the ability of any single person to “change things”. That’s very difficult to do, though it is possible sometimes.
A few such individuals, working together, certainly can. In the case of our (South Holland) District Council, it would take about 10 people, they would need to get elected in place of the Conservatives, who would then lose overall control and in these circumstances, all bets would be off.
I like to think about such things however and believe the electorate would be advised to do the same
That’s slightly less than the number of Ukipers standing this year, all of them for the first time at district.
We could have a council that is, on local issues, non
political. UKIP don’t have a local government whip system.
I dare say, judging from the amount of publicity they have generated during the last few months, this has occurred to the party that controls the council now.
One opportunity that could result from change could be the dismantling of the cabinet system of local government and a return to a more democratic committee one. Another could be committee chairmen chosen by ability, rather than by party.
I make no claims or promises here, the whole new council will make these decisions, whoever they are. I like to think about such things however and believe the electorate would be advised to do the same.