The lack of candidates for the Loatland Ward elections May 2021
There was no election in the Town Council Loatland Ward (May 2021) as only two people offered themselves as candidates and there are six seats on the Council.
If you look at the eligibility qualifications somwhere in the region of 20,000 people could have put their name forward.
Only three sitting Councillors sought re-election to the Town Council (all in the St Giles Ward)
In 2015 twelve councillors were elected and in 2018 ten councillors were elected. Of these twenty two elected Councillors only one is standing this time around.
- Why is this?
- Why did the Conservatives abandon Desborough (only 2 candidates for 12 seats on the Town Council and none of the 3 North Northants Council candidates stood for the Town Council)?
- What happened to ‘taking party politics out of local government’ (No Independent candidates stood for the Town Council)?
- Why have so many people simply walked away?
- What has happened to our, once thriving, local democracy?
Well we can all have our theories but why do you think this is?
It is a very real issue for the town as we go through the biggest changes in local government for over 40 years. Desborough people deserve some answers.
(Desborough Labour Party updated 10-5-2021)