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COMMENT: Good for Melinda
9:30am Saturday 13th October 2012 in News
IT is always refreshing to find a politician willing to swim against the tide in the interests of ordinary people.
County councillor Melinda Tilley is clearly one of these rare creatures.
Witness her response at a meeting when officers recommended refusing a grant to a community charity.
Apparently, the charity ‘did not meet the criteria’, whatever that means.
Ignoring their advice, Mrs Tilley handed £2,500 to the Thrive Barton project, saying: “That’s better than a slap in the face with a wet kipper.”
It certainly is. In an age when our politicians often appear frightened of their own shadows, it’s comforting to know there’s a good old-fashioned maverick prowling the corridors of county hall.