I am of course talking about The Independent Action Party (IAP) and its now ex-President Charles Goddard. He has announced his resignation as Party President citing a difference of opinions in the party; " I believe that Cllr Worrow has been influenced too much by others."
Before you go searching TDC's site to find Cllr Worrow, we are talking about Cllr John Worrow of Birchington PC who has fellow IAP member Cllr Jean Fleming on Birchington PC as well. You will find them on Birchington Parish Council's web-site.
An interesting snippet is that Councillor John Worrow is also in the carpet business but cleans rather than sells. I rather like the idea of Mr Worrow perhaps cleaning up the mess on Sandy's carpets if he can get IAP to a state where it takes over at TDC.
Here's what he had to say in 2007:
"There is no going back , only forward for it came through loud and clear, during the recent canvass, that the public wants something better than empty promises and spin . By offering the Electorate a commitment to heeding their needs and acting with integrity and initiative ,we will see the disillusioned galvanized into positive action by coming out and voting for an independent group, spearheaded by a new brand of honest politicians."
I like the idea of Independent Councillors at all levels and hope that TDC will go that way in due course. The 'Party' business at local level seems to lead to sudden transformations of newly elected councillors from independent mindedness and clarity of view to yes men , 'lobby fodder' and 'my Party and Leader right or wrong.'
I went looking for IAP at http://www.independentaction.org.uk/ but only found 123.reg.co.uk sitting on the site; has it been nobbled?