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.