If you haven't already, you should read Adam Wakelin's brilliant interviews with two new county councillors elected on June 4.
As County Hall is my main patch I'll meet these two at the first meeting of the full council on Wednesday. Jewel Miah is the first asian county councillor since the county council took its current form in 1997 and Graham Partner the first BNP councillor.
Particularly fascinating is where Graham Partner says that Nick Griffin is a "prat".
And: "It won't be the first time I've called him one. Saying that about the Holocaust is rubbish.
"Did he watch World At War, see those skeletons and think they were actors?
"He shouldn't say stupid things that he regrets, or should come out and say that's what he really believes and not deny it later. I've no empathy for him at all if he did say that."
Imagine if any other politician openly said that about their party leader?
I have not seen him in action at NWLDC so it will be so fascinating to see how he conducts himself, will he speak a lot, say nothing, and how he will he be treated by the other councillors. Will they be respectful or rude?
All will become clear this week.
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