This evening saw the three County Councillors from Mid Suffolk gather to celebrate their re-election and to thank those who helped them to do so, at Julia and Tony Truelove's in Little Finborough.
Julia (Bosmere), Penny Otten (Thedwastre South) and John Field (Gipping Valley) are all much liked, and it was a lovely evening with food and wine, whilst we played boules in the garden and took photographs of the Mid Suffolk team.
What I find so enticing is that everyone is so nice to each other, and there is little of the intensity that urban politics has. Don't get me wrong, it isn't that they don't care, far from it. However, their devotion to their community comes before partisan politics, and I think that they are the better for it. Ideologues are looked upon with suspicion in these parts, and building a reputation over time tends to be more successful in District and County elections.
We even got to play 'guess the name of the kitten', although we had to leave before a result could be declared...