Tell Your Councillor The Whole Story
If you are contacting your local Councillor for help with an issue – TELL THEM THE WHOLE THING. Don’t tell them a bit of the thing and leave a huge chunk out. Don’t tell them the thing with a heavy slant to make you look 100% right. Just tell them the whole thing. They will help you, regardless.
It is very difficult when you go to bat for a person who has asked for help, furious at the injustice done to them, only to find that as you fight their corner things keep being revealed which were never mentioned. When a Councillor is all fire and brimstone fighting on your behalf and some damning piece of information is revealed that changes the whole look of the situation, it becomes much more difficult to champion your case.
Just tell them all of it from the outset. Armed with the FULL information they can still help you, but wont be blindsided along the way. Sure, it might make you look a little less angelic – but nobody is perfect and that won’t stop them helping you. It might be the difference between a good outcome and a bad one