A perfect storm is hitting Medway politics
How an imploding administration and a savvy opposition might cause our council to change hands next year
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This is the second edition of a new series of Local Authority newsletters as we build toward the local elections next May. These elections will determine who gets to run Medway for the next four years and come at a time of upheaval in our politics, both nationally and locally.
As such, on the first Wednesday of the month, I’ll be sending out a newsletter to paid supporters setting out where we are, and where we appear to be heading. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy joining me as I try to unpack what is going on in our local politics.
When I started this series last month, I sort of assumed I’d be able to ease myself into it. Little politics happen over the summer, I told myself. A few editions where I set out the background of our Medway political scene before it all kicks off in the new year ahead of the elections in May.
Reader, I underestimated things.
There has been a lot of politics during the month. Maybe too much.
When I wrote the last one of these, Boris Johnson was on the precipice of resigning as Prime Minister. Within a few hours, he has gone. There’s certainly been a lot of national politics since then.
But just as much has been happening locally.
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