So two days until the local elections and I'm rather disappointed in the leaflets that have arrived so far. So far all I've had is one from a prospective Labour councillor descrying the cuts the Tory council has made. I have some sympathy but the cuts don't actually affect me and I do note that the council tax in Stretford is pretty reasonable - certainly compared to Manchester itself (or my parents down in Cambridge). However much as its tempting to give the national government a kicking I do take local issues into account. After all councillors should be in the best position to make my life better, think local - act local. It's a pretty poor show that the incumbents haven't made a token effort to persuade me to vote for them. I'm really not minded to vote for a party that won't at least tell me what they stand for and I'm afraid catching 5 minutes of a party political broadcast won't cut it.