The Real Alternative
I met with the independent councillor and Mayor of Frome, Peter MacFadyen, today. We talked about the possibilities unlocked by being independent. The success in Somerset offers a model of what could happen here in Sheffield.
Peter (and other local residents) stood for election because the main political parties no longer represented his home town. Not only did they win, they’ve transformed the local council through common sense and collaboration. It’s good to see how non-party politicians can make such a positive difference to their communities.
If they can do it in Somerset, we can do it in Yorkshire. Sheffield Hallam could enjoy the same free thinking, pragmatic approach to government that puts the interests of the local people first.
Whatever Westminster might say, Independents are the real alternative to party politics.