More than 20,000 parish council seats are up for grabs on this 12 months’s native elections. But what do they really do?
One lady who has the authority to reply is Jackie Weaver – who shot to unlikely fame in a viral video of a chaotic Handforth parish council meeting.
The clip, which impressed a string of memes and social media posts, confirmed her valiant makes an attempt to convey the session below management.
BBC reporter Jacob Tomlinson caught up with Ms Weaver, who advised him: “The place where you live, that’s where we can make a difference”.
The native elections happen on Thursday 6 May.
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