I have been warning the 'True' Conservatives in Thanet for some time now , that the 'Ezekiel Party' in Thanet is losing the support of traditional conservatives and I am therefore delighted to let another disgruntled conservative share her views with you:
The result of the
by election may just turn out to be more important than it seems. Here is, finally, an incontrovertible example of how the local Conservative leadership at District Council level is out of touch with the electorate. Dane Valley
The election was forced by the mismanagement of an issue with the previous councillor and his departure to
This was compounded by the selection of a time serving strong supporter of that local leadership, who had previously lost her seat in Westgate to an independent councillor.
needed, and could not get, a strong and credible candidate. Dane Valley
Conservative councillors swarmed over the seat in visiting packs, headed by the district council leader, who proclaimed every time that support for his candidate and party was solid.
Over the country (and county) as a whole the conservative candidates do very well; here in Thanet the local issues, normally a small slice of an overall vote, are just getting in the way.
Whether true or not, the perception of the current council administration is a sleazy, self serving, bunch, whose actions, even when right are seen as acting for the wrong reasons.
In fact, the District Council is seen locally as being as out of touch and mediocre as Gordon Brown’s government is seen nationally.
Perhaps those Conservatives with responsibility for these things will finally realise it is time for the Ezekiel era to be finished and for Conservative Councillors with integrity and the respect of the electorate to take over. They do exist; we all know who they are.
into the Council: time to put the other one out. Too many Tory voters would rather sit on their hands than vote for the current leadership. Whose interests are really being served by Ezekiel hanging on? If he continues to hang on will it damage the electoral chance of Laura Sandys? Would it not be better to take action first? Sandy
Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party……….