Editorial

Let the people decide

IT IS understandable that three Toodyay shire councillors say they won’t resign before the next local government elections in October.

The trio say they were elected in 2017 for four-year terms and are entitled by law to remain in office until 2021.

It is valid for them to argue that council elections are deliberately staggered so that only half the members face voters every two years to avoid disruption if all are unseated at one fell swoop.

But the rules have changed, and this is no ordinary council.

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