The rights of incumbents should be balanced against the aspirations of new applicants. Here’s how we manage it in West Kent.
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Andrew Kennedy: The ultimate victims of the hate, mania, bile, and poison spewed out at politicians are ordinary voters. Here’s why.
We hear the cry that “better people” should enter politics. But is it any wonder that many of the people we need decide it is not worth the sacrifice?
Are the taxpayers of Kent best served by financing so many council buildings, senior officers, councillors and portfolio holders – all drawing salaries and allowances?
Andrew Kennedy: As elections loom, why campaigning matters – and why it’s never over till the fat lady sings
The building block for every victory is simply boots on the ground. Without gathering that vital data, there can be no targeted campaigning. This is the difference we make.
Andrew Kennedy: Political parties. The age of mass membership may be over. But that of mass participation may be just beginning.
Our “Registered Supporter” scheme has enrolled 2,000 people; another example of how people are willing to commit, but not to join.
The pace of change between each election will leave obsolete the relatively stable arrangements that we know now.