Party politics in local councils

Dear Sir,
Am I the only one who is tired of having our local council politicised? Whatever happened to Councils working collectively for their local community?

By all means, councillors can take credit for good deeds but please don’t do so in the name of your political party.

As a resident of Meadowbank, I shouldn’t be privy to any of my councillor’s affiliations with a particular political party. Councillors should be working cohesively for the betterment of their community, not to promote their own political standing and I strongly object to their roles being utilised as a platform to further their own political ambitions.

Jerome Laxale, if you wish to stand as the next state member then relinquish your position as Mayor of Ryde and let someone who actually cares about their local community get on with the job that you’re obviously not interested in.

J WILKINSON
Meadowbank