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May 3, 2012

A Burdz Eye View

I was a council candidate once.  I started out as someone else’s election agent.  Then became the paper candidate when that person couldn’t and we swapped roles.

Eventually, we resolved to have a proper go at it, especially when we realised that the former district councillor of some 16 years standing was making a bid for the new unitary authority.  Particularly when we knew her as the Countess of Stair.

She clearly thought she was a shoo-in, especially as her main challenger – me – was a single parent on the dole.  Yep, class warfare alive and well in rural Scotland.

We thrashed her.  The best thing was finding out that lots of women voted for me, some of them for the first time, and folk I’d never have expected to vote for me, did.

So, on the eve of another council poll, this is a long way of saying…

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