Just one I'm curious about from other people. When thinking of this one perhaps try and discount any issues you've had with Councillors and think objectively.
So here are my thoughts...
If any person stands for election and is uncontested then they automatically win and therefore become a Councillor. No person has needed to vote during this time, so I ask you...Is it fair that Council's sit as judge and jury if there is a Councillor vacancy and only one Councillor applies?
I have heard recently of Council's asking people to submit application forms and even when no other person has come forward for the vacancy, that person (despite meeting the legal requirements) has been declined.
Now let's be clear I as much as anyone else doesn't want to have troublesome people on the Council that bring no benefit BUT can I justify doing that when they would have become a Councillor at an uncontested election? To be in just feels like 'we' are overstepping our authority with this.
However, I am super curious to hear other peoples thoughts on this.