11:24am Wednesday 13th June 2012 in Letters
Dear Sir On the recent election day, my wife and I attended Neyland polling station only to be told that the town had been divided into east and west, and because the labour candidate in our half was unapposed, we had no vote.
Then it was obvious why no canvassers had knocked on our door.
In the other half of town three candidates were to fight it out for the second County Council position.
I enquired why the town had not been left whole, so that all four candidates could compete fairly for the two positions, but it was the wrong place to get that answer and I was was left with a niggling annoyance that I had been denied my right to vote.
Now I read that the unapposed councillor in our half of town has discarded his 15 year-old Labour jersey and taken up a Cabinet position in the Independent majority group - the same group from which some fair-minded councillors are distancing themselves.
Maybe it's me but the words jiggery and pokery keep coming to mind.