Letter: Reflections on Colwood election

The splinter group headed by Brian Tucknott ran into trouble early.

Time for a quick post mortem on the Colwood election.

The splinter group headed by Brian Tucknott ran into trouble early. They said they weren’t running as a slate and then did. People don’t like to be lied to especially by politicians.

Their TV ads looked like a marionette show gone bad and led to comments around town such as, “I wonder who is pulling their strings.”

The large electric signs instructing voters who to vote for were over the top for most and offensive to some.

Only one member of their slate was elected, and she should be a welcome addition to the new team at city hall.

The rest of the characters in their puppet show can go back in the box for three years and rethink their strategies. Somewhere down the line they will watch their TV ads and have a good laugh.

As for the newly elected team, it is onwards and upwards for Colwood — a great mix of experience, new ideas and most important a let’s get the job done attitude.

We are at a crossroads in Colwood and hopefully our newly elected officials have the talent and the synergy to take us to a new level.

John Townson



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