Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Getting Down With The Kids

It's Local Democracy Week, aiming to "make councils more relevant and useful to young people", "encourage young people to 'take part take power'" etc etc.

So youthful Tory blogger Sam Tarran went off to County Hall :

To be honest, most of the councillors were good to talk to, apart from a woman who didn't seem to know where she was. As always, you get one or two idiots. One Labour councillor decided talking about local government at a Local Democracy Day was boring:

ME: ... though personally, I don't think either the white paper or the Conservative proposals go far enough.
LABOUR COUNCILLOR: So what type of music do you listen to?

1 comment:

Sam Tarran said...

Thanks for the reference Laban.

Two of the councillors were complete idiots. The presenter of the whole thing, "Brendan", was like a cartoon.

I also had the opportunity to meet a few members of the Worcestershire Youth Council. In response, I've decided I might run in the 2007 youth elections to try and get a normal person on the council.