Without a doubt, and with every day that passes, ‘The Controller’ of ‘Your Waverley,’ and its town and parish councils it is The South West Surrey, & Guildford Conservative Associations.
So much power do they now exert over our lives, that regardless of how much residents’ rant about the decisions they believe are made by their elected representatives, the real power behind Waverley’s thrones now lies in the hands of officers of the two powerful Tory associations, and the MP’s who pull their strings – Anne Milton and Jeremy Shunt!
No longer do our borough, parish and town councils run their day-to-day business through open and transparent debate, and collective responsibility, the whip hand is held by the Dynamic Duo of Milton and SHunt and their respective associations.
In a couple of backstreet offices in Hindhead and Guildford – where they fight like rats in a sack, these nerve centres rule even our most minor parishes. It is there that the fate of their members and their roles ARE decided. And there were we, the voting fodder, believing that our borough, town and parish councils, determined their own fate, chose their own leaders, and made their own decisions unfettered by POLITICS WITH A BIG P.
Sadly this is no longer the case! In the good old days, it was the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker, independent of political control, who served one master – US the people who elected them. That day has now long gone.
POLITICS is King and The Controller – has truly arrived.
So just remember when you next go to the ballot box and vote Conservative – they will thank you afterwards for your vote in all the local papers – and then tell you to get stuffed – and do it their way!