Pinnochio alert – Local elections 2021

A correspondent writes …

It seems that local elections might take place in May 2021.  Is it a coincidence that many DCC councillors rarely heard from are suddenly popping up with columns in newspapers all over Devon?  And is it coincidence that our (unimpressive, overpaid) Police and Crime Commissioner now promising more police?

Should councillors up for re-election (and the Police and Crime Commissioner) have their newspaper columns marked “This Councillor/PCC is up for re-election in May 2021 and any claims made in this column should be fact-checked/researched by readers/voters”?

Or, as with some US newspapers, given a “Pinnochio alert” of 1, 2 or 3 Pinnochios, depending on the “creativity” in the columns?

Owl reported yesterday Alison Hernandez “on manoeuvres”