Nearly 50% of Elected Officials face Racism and Sexism. So Why Run?

4 min readAug 21, 2022
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Ten days ago I submitted my application for Thames Community Board for the upcoming local government elections.

Today, I’ve been systematically going through the documents I’ve been sent — the pre-election report, the candidates manual (again) and echats —a ‘collection of expert tips and tricks that covers a range of topics including climate change…


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