Council Says Census Data Provides Useful Income

Sue Pritchard

The national census forms that we filled in earlier this year can bring money into our islands, according to Sue Pritchard who looks after elections at the Council.

Sue was responding to a comment by Councillor Richard McCarthy at the recent Policy and Resources Committee meeting. Richard suggested that her report, which claimed elections can add to our economy and help meet Town Hall targets for promoting healthy and inclusive communities, was stretching the point.

Sue disagreed, saying the electoral roll data can be sold on for activities such as mailing lists and provide an income for the Council. She also said participating in the democratic process gives islanders a voice.


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