A major reason for the startling success of the extreme right in the French election was the very poor turnout.

A further poor turnout is expected in our local elections next week.

One can observe our legislators at work in Parliament via the internet. When will we be able to check on the work of our councillors at work in the council chamber in this way?

This could well encourage people to take a greater interest in local affairs.

-R G Jenkins, Hove