Letter - Expensive Bureaucracy

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The elections are here once again and people are being asked to vote by so many different methods, by post, proxy, internet, email etc

We, in Horbury and Ossett, are being reminded, or is it bribed, to vote when we see the rare sight of the large road sweeper, the overflowing large waste containers being emptied etc, and the recent proposals for the building of public toilets.

Are these also to tempt us to vote for a mayor? Can we afford the expensive regalia and all the trapping, plus the salary?

As only four out of every ten people turn out to vote, would it be a fair section of the people to either vote for or against the installation of a mayor, a further layer of expensive bureaucracy?

James Anthony Bulmer

Peel Street

Horbury