THERE are no local elections here this May. Electors with a point to make will have to wait until 2015 or make do with June’s European elections.

This will be a relief to some political leaders who are justifiably feeling the heat at the moment. Sandbags and trees are just two of the issues in Christchurch.

In Poole, it’s the sacking of Judy Butt for representing those who elected her over the issue of travellers.

There are some who believe the democratic process has been seriously tainted in recent days. Council leaders Cllr Ray Nottage and Cllr Elaine Atkinson should be reflecting on this too.