Let’s have a look at this year’s Conservative team in Southend-on-Sea ….
Belfairs – Mo Butler
Amongst the hits on Google is a map of Butler MO (Missouri).
Blenheim Park – Helen Boyd
Has seven Likes on her Facebook campaign page – will need more votes than this to succeed. Odd, seems to think the photos from previous campaigns should adorn this group’s wall.
Chalkwell – Nigel Folkard
Ousted by me from Milton ward in 2012, I was rather hoping he would have another go in Milton in 2016, but I guess his eagerness to get into the chamber has seen him opt for this easier option. Anyway, he is Mr Invisble online.
Kursaal – Jane Ladner
The truly curious could read her Linkedin profile. It is not desperately exciting (then again, neither is mine).
Leigh – ?
Prittlewell – Meg Davidson
Southend-on-Sea is not in the south east! Somehow believes that her time in Lincolnshire qualifies her to be a councillor.
Shoeburyness – Roger Hadley
I could only see a picture of Mr and Mrs Cox on Roger’s Facebook campaign group page. As charming a pair as they may be, I cannot see how this will help with just one member so far.
Southchurch – Sue Abrahams
She “has lived in Southend her whole life“. The pedant in me could point out that this sentence is missing a ‘so far’ to terminate it. Sue was the candidate in Prittlewell in 2012, so as gushing as she is about Southchurch I am inclined to take this with a pinch of salt.
St Laurence – Jonathan Hodge
Sporadic blogger, indifferent content when he can be bothered. I think he is the youngest Conservative candidate this time. May win despite himself.
St Luke’s – Sally Carr
You can read more about Sally in this blog than anywhere else. Then again, that is true of most of the Tory team. I hope they appreciate the free publicity.
Thorpe – Alex Kaye
No online presence that I could detect, aside from here. Someone should point out to the author of this blog that a ‘Cllr’ prefix actually means they are a ‘current Cllr’.
Victoria – Denis Garne
Is on Facebook. That’s it! Another Tory whose has a greater online presence on Labour blogs than amongst his own party.
Westborough – David Burzotta
David must be an irony-free zone. He says “I have been inundated in my canvassing in Westborough ward for a campaign to be launched to keep Westcliff Library open.” This library is threatened by his party (in connivance with the Liberal Democrats). If he really wants to save it he should be urging residents to vote Labour.
West Leigh – Fay Evans
Fay’s first pledge is “Put West Leigh residents first and party politics second.” Are the Tories now attempting to be pale imitations of the Independent Group?
West Shoebury – Tony Cox
An able, if mostly misguided, blogger.