Chris Hood sent me this ‘Story of the Haswells Community Party’ last week. I publish it in full to offer you an alternative to the farce that masquerades as democratic process which currently dominates the media:
The saying goes that you could stick a red rosette on a passing dog in some parts of the North East and it would get elected. Analysis of the last six General Elections shows there is plenty of truth in that often-heard phrase.
Well in just 13 weeks, nine people came together with their family and friends to help generate a 40% turnout out of voters, the third highest in County Durham, and complete a clean sweep in the Haswell Parish Council elections, replacing the entire council and its chairman – a standing Labour county councillor.
All in a place where there hadn’t been a parish council election for over a decade.