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Hart to Hart: I spoke to every other councillor called John Hart—and found a crisis in government

After I stepped down from being a local councillor, I wondered if the problems I'd faced was everywhere. So I wrote to the other Councillor John Harts

By John Hart  

To understand what's wrong with local government, John Hart decided to interview John Hart, John Hart and John Hart.

Who’d be a councillor?

It’s a question I asked myself with increasing regularity, until poverty and pointlessness convinced me to step down from local government at the age of 34—decades before most councillors step up.

Being a councillor is like having a second spouse: Some days you look at your ward and think “you’re so beautiful and perfect, I can’t believe you chose me.” Others, you look at it and…

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