The Medway Tories have a woman problem
And a boundary problem. And a retiring problem. And a popularity problem.
Medway is facing local elections in May, at a time of great political uncertainty, both locally and nationally. As such, once a month I publish a monthly update setting out where we are in the election campaign, and where we appear to be heading. Join me as I try to unpack exactly what is happening in our local politics.
We are three months away from local elections in Medway, which means the campaigns are fully kicking into action. And with that, we are gaining a better sense of just who our future leaders may be.
Every month, it feels like I set out how the Medway Conservatives seem to be missing in action while Medway Labour is putting in all of the work to try and win the council.
This month, the Conservatives seem to have finally stirred from their slumber, starting to publicly declare who their candidates are, and begin the minimum level of campaigning.
One thing that has become clear from this process is that the Medway Conservatives appear to have a woman problem. You can insert your own joke there. But in all seriousness, of the 40 Conservative local election candidates this website has managed to confirm so far, only 7 of them are women.
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