When there is just one political party with one seat in the SIC surely either that member should be the political leader or there is no real need for a political leader let alone a deputy.
They all deal with politics. They are all politicians. To suggest that the councillor allegedly representing my interests in South Mainland should be the political leader is highly distasteful, given that not a single vote was cast in his favour. I'll go further - he should resign and I've told him so to his face. His reply was that due process had been followed and where should it end, and also that he had spent money on leaflets, etc.? He hoped that people would judge him on his actions.
I do judge him on his actions. Due process has been followed but it doesn't make it morally right. I'd rather see a change in the law so that others get the chance to stand in circumstances whereby there is a no contest situation. Alternatively, for those within the affected ward to be given the opportunity to do a yes/no to those who have 'won' the no contest. (Edit: I'd rather it be no representative than having one forced upon me) Simply put, he doesn't have the mandate of the people living in the ward. The other two councillors for South Mainland have at least stood previously, the SNP candidate hasn't.
Are you seriously suggesting that independents are not political?
Edited by Suffererof1crankymofo, 07 May 2017 - 03:40 PM.