Top Tory expelled by council group

Essex County Standard: Top Tory expelled by council group Top Tory expelled by council group

THE chairman of Clacton’s Conservatives has been expelled from the ruling Tory group on Tendring Council.

Walton-based Delyth Miles was kicked out after a vote at a Conservative group meeting.

A statement from the Tendring Tories said the action had been taken after Mrs Miles had taken an unacceptable line within the group.

The Gazette understands the decision was made after Mrs Miles left a message on the answer machine of Tendring Council and Conservative Group leader Peter Halliday.

The pair disagree over a planning application for a visitor centre at Walton’s Naze beauty spot. The proposal was given full approval by Tendring Council at a meeting Mrs Miles was unable to attend.

She allegedly left the message, which was played to councillors at the Conservative meeting on Wednesday night, after learning of the decision.

One councillor, who asked not to be named, said: “In the message, Mrs Miles said she would no longer support the party or the cabinet and would abstain or vote against the cabinet at every opportunity.

“The group gave her every opportunity to reconsider the statement, but she refused.”

The vote to expel Mrs Miles from the group was not unanimous – votes were either in favour of expulsion or abstentions.

Mrs Miles is still a member of the district council, but has been removed from the Conservative Group.

She is also still chairman of the Clacton Conservative Association.

The issue has been reported to the district council’s conduct committee, which will examine the situation and decide if any other action is needed.

Mrs Miles declined to comment.

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10:36am Sat 14 Dec 13

Bramble1979 says...

Tendring Tories in Termoil - Fantastic!
Tendring Tories in Termoil - Fantastic! Bramble1979

11:44am Sat 14 Dec 13

Checkout says...

Another recruit for UKIP, well done. You know it makes sense, ditch the Eton Rifles and vote for the working man's conservatives - UKIP.
Another recruit for UKIP, well done. You know it makes sense, ditch the Eton Rifles and vote for the working man's conservatives - UKIP. Checkout

1:52pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Justice79 says...

Checkout wrote:
Another recruit for UKIP, well done. You know it makes sense, ditch the Eton Rifles and vote for the working man's conservatives - UKIP.
Working mans conservatives??? Are you seriously suggesting that the "working man" is a politically ignorant xenophobe?

UKIP are a bunch of small minded dinosaurs with not the slightest clue what they would actually do if heaben forbid they ever got into a position of power.
[quote][p][bold]Checkout[/bold] wrote: Another recruit for UKIP, well done. You know it makes sense, ditch the Eton Rifles and vote for the working man's conservatives - UKIP.[/p][/quote]Working mans conservatives??? Are you seriously suggesting that the "working man" is a politically ignorant xenophobe? UKIP are a bunch of small minded dinosaurs with not the slightest clue what they would actually do if heaben forbid they ever got into a position of power. Justice79

11:47am Sun 15 Dec 13

Checkout says...

A bit like the Tories then Justice79? UKIP will, of course, trounce the Conservatives at the European Elections. Why shouldn't the discerning voters from Clacton show their appreciation for a party that cares what they think?
Your description of the Conservative working man seems quite accurate even though it's a bit strong!
A bit like the Tories then Justice79? UKIP will, of course, trounce the Conservatives at the European Elections. Why shouldn't the discerning voters from Clacton show their appreciation for a party that cares what they think? Your description of the Conservative working man seems quite accurate even though it's a bit strong! Checkout

3:00pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Justice79 says...

Checkout wrote:
A bit like the Tories then Justice79? UKIP will, of course, trounce the Conservatives at the European Elections. Why shouldn't the discerning voters from Clacton show their appreciation for a party that cares what they think?
Your description of the Conservative working man seems quite accurate even though it's a bit strong!
But UKIP dont care what you think they are riding the tide of idiots who think that a vote for UKIP is somehow going to benefit them and the country. The other main patries may not be perfect but at least they all have policies on imigration, education, transport, health care, the economy and welfare. UKIP have nothing to offer other than "lets get foreigners out".

Its not a protest vote its a demonstration of childish stupidity.
[quote][p][bold]Checkout[/bold] wrote: A bit like the Tories then Justice79? UKIP will, of course, trounce the Conservatives at the European Elections. Why shouldn't the discerning voters from Clacton show their appreciation for a party that cares what they think? Your description of the Conservative working man seems quite accurate even though it's a bit strong![/p][/quote]But UKIP dont care what you think they are riding the tide of idiots who think that a vote for UKIP is somehow going to benefit them and the country. The other main patries may not be perfect but at least they all have policies on imigration, education, transport, health care, the economy and welfare. UKIP have nothing to offer other than "lets get foreigners out". Its not a protest vote its a demonstration of childish stupidity. Justice79

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