What I want from the website is probably different to your target audience, as I am not a resident, merely a twitterer with interest in local government who came across you and your blog from there.

I imagine your target audience is people who live in your ward/council area, so you want to tell them about things which might impact upon them.

Me, I’m more interested in the ‘what is life like as a councillor’ bit. But with my ‘web accessibility’ head on, I’d like your styling to include :active and :focus styling on links, as well as :hover, to make it more friendly for non-mouse users.