IT WAS with surprise and sadness that I learned that Dennis Drewett had not been re-elected as independent councillor for Trowbridge Park ward in the Wiltshire Council election. Dennis Drewett was an excellent councillor who gave freely of his time and knowledge and will be a great loss to Park ward.
I do feel that there should be more parity between the candidates with regard to election spending power and candidates should not have an unfair advantage because they have a large political party behind them, with resultant larger spend on advertising, etc. I do also feel strongly that there should be no place for party politics in local government. Councillors should be elected to serve their local constituents and not to score points off opposing parties.
Pat Hayes
Rosefield Cottage
Polebarn Road