Excellent piece James – I loved discovering a new word ‘sockpuppet’ to describe such people.

As a fellow Councillor I support your views and would happily go further and ban the word LGA! And if any sockpuppets are reading this, don’t worry I don’t work for IDeA and come May will be railling about wasted money to my local Councillor and suggesting funds be removed from LGA if they waste time and money on absurd activities.