England & Wales

Cllr Peggy Mitchell?

The really big local government news this week is that Peggy Mitchell in Eastenders is standing as a councillor. Too early to know if she’ll get elected or whether the BBC will play it straight or for laughs.

No doubt some will think this is pretty frivolous, but given a general lack of recognition of the role of councillors amongst the public – and this was a theme re-iterated at the recent national launch of the be a councillor campaign – I think it could be a really interesting bit of profile raising.

We’ll keep watching, purely from professional interest of course!