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Change of colour in Kilmory

The council elections are done. Some of those elected are old, no-one seems to be borrowed (unless one of the top cats is elected as an MP), but there is a definite surge of blue.

Do I detect a slight change in the political map? We will need to wait and see. I think we might be in for a few surprises.

After the council election there has been jiggery pokery goings on in Kilmory.

The Lib Dems, the Independents and the Tories voted together to form a new group taking control of Argyll and Bute Council.

So what of the SNP – who knows what tactics they will need to establish themselves.

Is this a political marriage that started in heaven and will end in hell? I will watch and listen.

The campaign

But what of the district council election campaign itself. What about the conduct of candidates at the door giving opinions and perhaps promises?

Over the last two weeks I have been approached regarding the way people were spoken to at the door by candidates when they said they were not planning to vote, or not voting for the political party standing before them.

Is it time that Argyll and Bute Council needs to vet candidates or political parties before being allowed to stand for election? Humility and grace costs nothing – not a single penny. The democratic process is important but in my opinion people who are not spoken to in a respectful manner should contact the council and report the issue.

I feel that Argyll and Bute Council must have a code of practice that has to be followed. In light of this I would  urge anyone who felt they received disrespectful treatment on the doorstep should report it to the council or to the political party the person belonged to immediately.

Having been informed of this issue, I feel that some people are not fit to stand for a bus, far less the council.