Aug
08

Fountain of Youth for Councillors

posted on August 8th 2006 in IAC2006 with 0 Comments

The LGA’s first magazine are hopefully running an article in September about what it is like to participate in I’m a Councillor from a councillr’s perspective.  In pulling together some material for the article I came across this quote from Cllr Pat Todd in Canterbury.

"I found the experience rejuvenating. It gave us the chance to maintain a dialogue with the kind of young people who we wouldn’t usually get to talk to – the technical side of things really suited them. Working in a forum like this gives you back the enthusiasm, reminds you why you’re working with young people in the first place. Young people don’t let you get away with politician’s answers – they want proper answers. That keeps you on your toes, makes you think more about who you are, where you are, where you’re going."

I think he sums it up quite nicely.

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