LETTER: Is by-election a real show of democracy?
0 Have your say I write as the only local candidate in the Batley and Spen by-election.
I write as the only local candidate in the Batley and Spen by-election.
The campaign ends soon, and by the early hours of October 21 we will know the result.
The votes haven’t been counted, so we don’t know for sure, but it would be the biggest political shock in living memory if Labour didn’t win by a huge margin.
My concern is the lack of a competitive democratic contest.
By-elections are won by spending a lot of money and having lots of foot soldiers on the ground.
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