was inevitable given the situation nationally that Bexley’s three UKIP
Councillors were not going to be elected a week ago and outnumbered 20:1 they
found it difficult to make the sort of political impression over the past four years that would grab the headlines,
but not for want of trying. When they suggested that
should be reduced the Tories jumped on the idea from a great height.
They also suggested that the Council should sell the Bexleyheath Shopping Centre instead of parks; that went down like a lead balloon too.
Given Bexley Tories’ determination to dominate local politics no one else is allowed to take credit for anything but outside of the Council Chamber it can be a different story.
Here is a comment from an appreciative resident…
Looking at the election results I see that Lyn Smith and Mac (Colin) McGannon both lost their seats as UKIP Councillors. Really sad because they were the only Councillors who showed any concern about the neglect of services in our road and they took the trouble to visit us to discuss our concerns even though they were NOT our ward councillors. I’d describe them as being good, honest, old fashioned Councillors who actually cared about residents rather than indulge in political play acting.
I noted with interest and a certain amount of pleasure that Philip Read got the lowest number of votes of the three Conservatives in West Heath ward. Just a crumb of comfort.