Being a Councillor can be very frustrating

As you go up the Tiers of Government, the more that politics and a war of ideas will become apparent with almost everything you will do.

As Seats become part of much bigger authority areas, your vote can also feel very insignificant too and especially so if you are fighting against policy which is being promoted by a political group which has a majority control, but doesn’t even have a representative in the area you represent.

However, there are many positives – if you are prepared and willing to focus your energies on what you can do – which often revolves around directly helping the people you represent within your constituency, and also fight to make sure that issues you do not appear to win are nonetheless raised, debated and put down on public record.