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Question: Do you somtimes get angry with the other councillers and why?

Asked by nbnb to Gary, James, Paul, Sean on 12 Oct 2010 in Categories: .

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  • Photo: Paul TushinghamPaul Tushingham answered on 12 Oct 2010:

    It is natural to feel angry, but I’d prefer to say that I get disappointed with some. This maybe because they are following political lines (rather than listening to the people they represent) or maybe not working as hard as they should. What I like to do is to try and get on with everyone and encourage them.


  • Photo: James CowleyJames Cowley answered on 12 Oct 2010:

    What makes me disappointed is time it sometimes takes to get things resolved because party political issues.


  • Photo: Gary WilkesGary Wilkes answered on 12 Oct 2010:

    Hi nbnb

    I am not an angry person, but I do get frustrated sometimes when I feel that fellow councillors don’t listen and ramble on about nonsense; which often happens. That said, as I mentioned to another student, fighting isn’t the answer and I do try to negotiate to come to some agreement – if this is possible.

    One of my strengths is that I am able to see both sides of an argument very few councillors have this ability but then that is part of politics. If they are members of a political party they have to follow what is known as ‘the party line’. This means they aren’t allowed a personal opinion only the party’s opinion. This is another one of my strengths as an Independent Councillor; I am answerable to you, the voter.

    Thanks. Regards Gary.