Hard part for councillors – delivering Left's promises
Local Elections - Analysis
Until now, the public has voted based on what was promised during an election cycle.
Assuming the Government goes its full term, when voters return to the polls in two years' time budgets will have been agreed and implemented at local level and the candidates will have learnt what it's like to govern rather than canvass.
Democracy needs a good shake-up every now and again and, if nothing else, this election has provided a wake-up call to the Government.