The 7 Parties.

The District Council website now has this chart showing the seats each party has:

parties

So there are now 6 groups plus a lone Labour councillor. (Legally, you can’t be in a group of one).
It’s going to be an interesting back row in the council chamber with 6 opposition parties sitting there! The first meeting of the new civic year is Annual Council on June 3rd.

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4 Comments

  1. Jim Cripps

    MMMM – even if the smaller elements voted the same it is still 2:1 in favour of the Whip , however it is interesting that unlike surrounding Districts there was no earthquake in RDC.
    Presumably something to do with demographics of this area – a lot of hard core blue rinse perhaps?.
    Chris that next meeting – anything meaty on the agenda ( Saturday parking / Infrastructure……)? – thanks – JIM.

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  2. Rob Brown

    Jim, it is more simple than that. UKIP couldn’t get enough candidates. Where they stood they did very well, they came close to at least one more and they only stood about 8 candidates. Combine this with the fact some seats didn’t have elections this year and then you realise that the earthquake could have happened here as well.

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  3. Chris Black

    Jim: the annual council meeting is mainly procedural, nothing too exciting to come for.

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  4. bruce smart

    Rob – UKIP were very clever in not putting up candidates where there was a strongly supported non Conservative member. i.e Downhall / Hullbridge Their strongest candidates could then have financial and ground worker back up. Results would indicate the strategy worked.

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