Independent councillors fail to declare joint corporate interests! Police called into council chamber over protest!

Southend’s Independent Cllrs have failed to declare that they are directors of Independent for Southend Ltd. This is very likely a standards board case as the Register of Members Interests is quite quite clear on these issues and they have been Directors since at least May 2009! So much for Independents being whiter than white- first we learn they are in cahoots with the LibDems, then we get proof in that they have signed Graham Longley’s nomination papers, now we learn they have formed a company that they failed to declare. Really quite poor form from people who take such a holier than thou approach. It also puts lie to this notion that independents are not a ‘party’ truly independent individuals do not form companies together! Oh and I did I mention that a very rattled Cllr Woodley then stomped out  shouting abusive language towards the Nigel Holdcroft, leader of the Council! (to be clearCllr Delaney who was not present at Council and  Dr Vel was not part of this nor a director of their company )

The council was also cleared this evening when a small group of protesters started screeching and throwing leaflets onto the Independent group/party- the irony is of couse that Independent Cllr Woodley supports theses undemocratic protesters. Eventually the Police removed them. Sadly the tribute to a retiring Council Officer was  disrupted but after the small rabble was removed was able to continue. Shame really that such a silly group chose that moment to interrupt a fairwell tribute.

4 responses to “Independent councillors fail to declare joint corporate interests! Police called into council chamber over protest!

  1. They protested because you did not listen to them what a surprise . They are not silly for what they believe in maybe if you just listen to the views of the people of southend we would not resist so much is that too much to ask for ?
    Please write back Thank you .

    Miss M Catterall ( follow citizen of southend )

  2. “They protested because you did not listen to them what a surprise . They are not silly for what they believe in maybe if you just listen to the views of the people of southend we would not resist so much is that too much to ask for ?”

    Maybe its not that they were not listened to but that having been heard on balance their views were ridiculous and based on unjustified hysteria?

    Also to be clear a “small group” cannot claim to represent the views of the town. Thankfully that is how democracy works, everyone is listened too not just those that shout loudly.

    • Quite right, they were heard, but we did not agree with their exagerated comments and they do not agree with our aims in respect of these junctions. The intention of those who disrupted Council was not dialog or discusion but to shout abuse and cause nuisance.

  3. I do not believe so ask anyone who tried to speak out freely okay there is a way of speaking the mind and yes i agree in a democraticway but when ” a small group” of people who you say represent this town is clearly not true they just belive in doing good for the town , i do not want to cause trouble but you do believe in letting everyone having a say so let everyone just do that without getting talked down on .

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