Sunday, October 23, 2005

One of our wards is missing

Steve Guy complains of a local council by-election that no one has heard about. I can beat that.

Back in the 1980s we the party in Market Harborough heard that the Liberal Alliance had gained the Peatling Parva seat on Harborough District Council. Because it was in the Blaby constituency rather than Harborough, we had to admit that we had no idea where it was.

Every ward has a house that no one can find, but to lose an entire ward looks like carelessness.

I remember a (long-wiped) episode of All Gas and Gaiters in which the bishop discovered a parish in his diocese that had never received an episocopal visit. When he went there he discovered that the locals were still living in the Middle Ages. I have always imagined Peatling Parva as being like that.

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