Real election is the local one

That is the forthcoming local government elections in October. It is your opportunity to have a local say in local issues: your chance to elect a local person who could be your neighbour or workmate.

This is the opportunity for local people, not rich business people or politically minded people, to make real decisions on your behalf.

I encourage all residents to have a look at their candidates; ask them questions that affect them and their families and get an understanding of their stance of community values.

Finally, find out their motivation for standing for election. Please take the time to do all that.