Last year, I wrote about how Colchester – along with many other Councils – is having to decide whether to stick with our current system of annual elections and electing the Council by thirds or change to an ‘all-up’ system of four-yearly elections.
Well, the Council is now holding a consultation on the issue and you can have your say on whether you think we should stick or switch by clicking here. There’s a quick online form to fill out, with space for comments or you can reply by email or post – any final decision on whether to switch has to be made by the Council later this year, and the more we hear from the people of Colchester about what they’d prefer, the easier that decision will be! I’ve set out my views on what we should do – in short, I believe the choice is between an option that slightly mitigates the iniquities of First Past The Post and one that heavily compounds them – in the earlier post, but please make sure give your own views to the consultation, whatever they may be. The deadline for commenting is May 1st.