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LETTERS: Conscience over party

Editor:

Re: ‘Isolated’ councillor quits Surrey First, April 17.

I was concerned right from the start, when Coun. Judy Villeneuve crossed over to Surrey First in 2008 and then-councillor Bob Bose was left out, with what might happen with a slate with no opposition.

Even when there is opposition but the slate is a large majority, to me, it becomes more like a dictatorship.

This is at all levels of government where the top gun rules the roost and the rest just say ‘OK,’ even if it seems the people in power are going against their own constituents’ will.

For that and many other reasons, I don’t like slates. We need individuals who get elected under their own power and credentials for the job. We need people who can vote with their conscience rather then the party line.

It’s going to be a tough road for Rasode, but I hope she sticks to her guns and principles.

Good luck to her.

Brian Lauder, Surrey

 

 

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