There has been a mass resignation from the party in Thurrock (17 members) and we ask ourselves could this be the beginning of a trend across the country as the local elections edge ever closer? It’s no secret that the electorate may see them as a ‘one trick pony’ and with […]
Jameie Burton, who was a UKIP councillor in Grange Ward, has now gone independent. So now the UKIP group is reduced to two. It will be interesting to see if Jamie stands for re-election next May – and if so , under which label!
Chris Black writes: One good thing about our council chamber in the past 10 years has been the way the Lib Dem councillors have been treated with respect and courtesy by the ruling Tory group. There have been no personal attacks. But one of the worst things has been watching […]
We understand that District councillors Phil and Tracy Capon have quit the Tory group today and gone independent. That means we now have 25 Conservatives and a combined opposition of 14….
Rayleigh Councillor Dave Sperring has now quit the Conservative Group to become an Independent Conservative. It’s fair to say that he still regards himself as a Tory, he has simply had enough of the way the Tory group is run on the District Council. So now there are two Independent […]
We heard last night that Toby Mountain, one of the Conservative councillors for Sweyne Park Ward in Rayleigh , has resigned from the Conservative Party Whip under the current leadership of Cllr Terry Cutmore. It’s been clear for some time that various Conservative councillors in Rayleigh have been unhappy about […]