I fear one of the problems with any government, national or local, is they are not very good is being transparent or consistent in their priorities and how they are implemented. We can not often come onboard with what the government is doing because we do not know what they are trying to do as their aims may lack a consistent strategy. We can then not measure how well they are doing because we often do not know what they are trying to achieve.
An manifesto is only a bundle of promises to be broken, what we need is a government, once in power to be upfront and transparent in great details with their plans and priorities so we can hold them better to account.
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