Pictured is Medway Conservative Cllr. Nick Brice who was recently cautioned by the police for propositioning a prostitute. Now imagine if he was a Thanet Conservative councillor, what would happen? I think we would be told for months that he was investigating deprivation, researching regeneration or attending to casework. He was, after all, in his own ward.
All credit to the Medway Conservative Council Leader Rodney Chambers who immediately said when the matter came to his attention:
"The Conservative group on Medway council believes elected members should uphold the highest standards in public office and public life.
A serious matter has arisen concerning Cllr Nick Brice’s private conduct outside of the council and as a consequence of this, the Conservative Group has taken the decision to expel Cllr Brice from membership of the group with immediate effect.”
Here in Thanet what a shame it is that none of the current Conservative Council leadership could make a statement like this, and nor can the Parliamentary candidates in Thanet North and Thanet South, Roger Gale and Laura Sandys.