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Carole Mulroney writes in the Leigh Times about the pandemic

April 24, 2020 11:12 AM
In Leigh Times

Political View by Carole Mulroney

- A personal reflection on the pandemic

Carole Mulroney ()by Carole Mulroney, Lib Dem Councillor for Leigh, Leader of Lib Dem Council group on Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and Cabinet member for Environment & Planning Development Control Committee.

This is a political slot, but to be honest I don't feel like writing about politics. We all have different views on the current situation, which we can do little individually to affect.

At the end of all of this there is going to be an humungous inquiry, no doubt lasting years and there will be recommendations on how things could have been done differently or better. But for those who have sadly passed and their families, that is little comfort now.

Everyone will have a different story, some have suffered loss, some have had to self-isolate the whole time, some have ventured out for daily exercise and some sadly have made things difficult for others through their actions or criticism.

Whatever the political persuasion of the Council, I am sure all councillors will in some way have been doing their bit for their community. Some themselves will have had to self-isolate. But behind the councillors there is always the phalanx of officers who actually have to deal with this at the coalface. We councillors come and go but the staff and the systems are always there to do what is necessary.

And it is a tough job… CLICK HERE TO READ MORE