by Cllr Karen Chilvers on April 19, 2012
…whoever you are..a #brentwoodwest resident I assume, for leaving this message in response to the Gazette’s latest investigation into councillor and candidate recognition:
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if the reporter’s had knocked at my door, they would have had a similar response……. It wasn’t easy to find out who the candidates in my ward were for 2012 although I could have told you who the exisiting 3 councillors were. That said, I couldn’t tell you what they looked like as I haven’t seen them since last May when they were elected. No canvassing, no leaflets, no nothing?
I could, however, describe as well as name the Lib Dem lady candidate for 2012 as she is so often visible round the neighbourhood. Karen is out, in all weathers, be it canvassing or just contuning to listen to and help the residents she effectively served when she was a councillor.
On my internet search of appropriate party websites, it seemed pretty obvious who actually cares about their residents’ views and which party appears to have become extremely complacent…. in my ward anyway.”