We have heard rumours, from several people who would know, that Diogo Rodrigues may be putting himself forward to run in the General Election, when it is finally announced. While this is currently only a rumour, we are writing this to ask your thoughts on this, if he were to run.
While we can be quite sure that Ian Liddell-Grainger will be running for the Conservatives, Oliver Thornton (from London) has now been selected to run for Labour, and Bill Revans for the Liberal Democrats. While these are the big three, would you be voting for one of these, or would you be looking at either a smaller party, or an independent candidate, such as Diogo Rodrigues?
It seems that now, more than any time that I can remember, all the main parties are making themselves look unvotable by many people. The Conservatives and Labour are more interested in destroying their parties from within, and the Liberal Democrats are behaving in a way that makes them look neither liberal or democratic.
Is it now time for a change?
While Bridgwater Magazine is staying apolitical, we will be looking closely at all the candidates, to keep things fair. Here we will be taking a look at somebody who may not even be a candidate, but it would be interesting to hear your thoughts on him, if he were to be a candidate.
As town and district councillor he has always done what is best for his constituents, not just what is good for him, or makes him look good. As a former Mayor, he always went the extra mile and seemed to change what the person in that role was involved in, even when this was for young people who were too young to vote for him.
At 29, he is the recipient of the Sedgemoor Community Hero Award and a business owner.
Unfortunately the B-Word needs to make an appearance here, but it will need to happen when it comes to a General Election. Diogo Rodrigues voted to remain in 2016 but, as was explained as his reason for leaving the Labour Party, he accepts the result of the majority, and will work towards making Brexit happen.
What are your thoughts on this?