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Jackie Weaver: “I’ve read—and understood—the standing orders”

As the local elections are held across the country, we spoke to the woman who shot to fame at the now infamous Handforth Parish Council Zoom meeting

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What is your favourite quotation?

It’s more of a misquotation, but: “If you can keep your head when those around are losing theirs, then perhaps you don’t understand the situation?”  It is a reminder that we don’t all see things the same way—and you might be wrong!

Is getting involved in local politics worth it? 

That will depend on what you wanted to get out of it. If you want to make a change in your community or local environment—yes. If you want to test the waters of a political career—yes.  If you want fame, glory,…

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