My view on this is simple. One of the great things about democracy is that the voters get to decide on these matters, not any one individual or any commentator. Local residents in Wyatt Roy’s Longman electorate had the opportunity to vote for a different candidate if they did not feel he had the experience, and they will be able to vote him out again in three years’ time if he does not do a good job.
If you are old enough to vote, you are old enough to stand – and then the electorate get to decide whether a candidate is up to the job. Arbitrary age-limits (and term-limits, for that matter) are only a restriction on democracy.
The trouble is Mr Lindley its simple age is no barrier in anything i would rather have a fit young guy as my Ward colleague to take up the stress . But something you do need is Experience in life to deal with issues we all face.
Perhaps people who are young may have still got a few things in the game of life others miss,
- Job Experience
- Boyfriend or Girl what ever the circumstances and views,
- Children an advantage.
- A home rented or with a Mortgage.
- Financial experience-Bills
- I understand the points may be basic but i would rather discuss my concerns with someone who suffers some of the same issues.I think you may understand my concerns with your comments.
I put the same comparison to a priest telling me about marriage
£10.00 oer hour– i think they forget we are not the Tory party.
I am never sure on when you start with election expenses?is it when you declare yourself as the candidate in a ward. Only with Val Kelly the Liberal Democrat for Eccles all ready declaring herself as the candidate for Eccles in this weeks advertiser will that count?
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