Incite Politics

What makes a good local MP?

“A good local MP”. If that was all they could think to carve on your tombstone, then your political career cannot have been very impressive. Politics is about more than opening local fairs and turning up to the Saturday clash between the local college’s First XV and their rivals from the other side of town. A sensible politician will do all of that, of course. Because, as Tip O’Neill, the long-time Democratic Party Speaker of the of US House of Representatives famously quipped: “All politics is local”. But, if they’re worthy of your service, the locals . . .

This is Subscriber Content.

You can access subscriber content, including crosswords, sudoku, polling, commentary and podcasts by subscribing to one of our membership packages.

40%