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Is our system of local democracy merely a sham?

Next month’s local election may record the lowest ever turnout in the history of the state. You can understand why

28th April, 2019
Candidates for the local and European elections were hard at work last week as the official window to display election posters opened Pic: Rollingnews

Posters went up last week for the local elections which are just a month away.

Although successive governments have successfully dumbed down the role of local government, the elections this May matter because subsidiarity governance is at a crossroads.

Voters do not regard local government as being as important as general elections. That gloomy view is reflected in turnouts for local electoral contests which are traditionally much lower than for national polls.

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