Sunday, September 05, 2004

Council Election Posters

While general elections have long had problems with people tearing down other people's posters, I've never seen it happen in council elections. Until now that is. Just up the corner from where I live, Sally Buck's poster has been taken down twice while the citizen's poster (for Pat Harrow and Mike Wall) have been left untouched. The only reason that I can think of for the affair is the CoolIT rort that Vicki Buck, Sally's sister and former mayor, was involved in. Since Sally got elected solely on the back of her sister, somebody seems to think it fair comeback.

Also on the same note, Mark Kunnen seems to be knocking on a lot of doors. On a nearby stretch of road, literally every second house is displaying a Mark Kunnen poster. Although the number of houses is only four or five, that's a level of placing that I've never seen before in any election.