LETTER: Well done - but what a dismal turnout

May I offer my congratulations to Christoph Von Kurthy on being elected to Newhaven Town Council representing the Valley Ward, following the by-election on the 21st January, but what a disappointing turnout!

Only 18 per cent of the electorate could be bothered to vote, ironically less than the percentage increase the ruling LibDem group are planning to increase our Council Tax in April. I wonder how many of those who didn’t bother to vote will now bemoan this increase? Apathy rules!

Michael Young

Fullwood Avenue, Newhaven