First of all, let me say that I do not have a vote in Bude and Stratton, so I have no particular bias or axe to grind.
However, I saw this infographic on Twitter and it struck me how wonderful it is to see so much choice in Bude and Stratton for the town council elections.
The only bias I have is that I am pro-democracy (and pretty anti co-option unless there is a very good reason, and not enough candidates is not a good reason – it simply means a vacancy needs more effort: better publicity and communication).
Therefore, it is wonderful to see so many people standing for election in the community I care for and write about:
23 candidates, 11 seats in Bude