An Independent View – the Thorpe contradiction
March 16, 2014 3 Comments
I have stated it many times, and it looks like I will have to keep on stating it: the Independent Group in Southend-on-Sea like to complain about party politics, but in many ways they behave like a party themselves.
Take Cllr Martin Terry’s decision to abscond from Westborough before his term is up and attempt to become the third Independent in Thorpe. He could have waited until 2015 when his term in Westborough expires, but oh know – that would have meant having to challenge an Independent councillor. To not challenge indicates a level of cooperation that surely is at variance with the supposed independent ethos.
This leaflet seems to suggest that Mr Terry is already part of the Thorpe team (again, how can you be both in a team and independent?) I wonder what Westborough residents must think, condemned to less representation in order that Martin can secure that Thorpe slot.
An independent view? Hardly. Independent and part of a trio? A contradiction. Endorsed by Cllrs Stafford and Woodley! As much evidence as you need that this is more misinformation.