by-election results of 9th December show that the issues are more open.
I would also like to welcome Sue Mayne, who was successful in winning the recent by-election in Kings Ward.
He entered Parliament for Barnard Castle as a Labour member, at a by-election in 1903.
He himself returned to the House of Commons at a by-election for Widnes in Sept.
Every village or town district has a kind of mayor (mukhtar) appointed by election and approved by the official provincial authorities, and a " council of ancients " whose members are elected directly.