The Independent Party in Shoeburyness took camapigning to a new low when Cllr Assenheim shamefully got his wife Evelyn to imposonate as a West Shoebury councillor when in fact she is only the Independent party candidate in West Shoebury. I would like to reassure residents that Cllr Liz Day, Cllr Derek Jarvis and myself are the elected councillors in West Shoebury.
If this isn't bad enough, in a recent leaflet, the Independent Party candidate asks residents to question what I have been up to personally. Bringing my personal life into the political arena smacks of dirty tricks and gutter politics of the extreme. This type of campaigning only helps to alienate people from the political process and drive them to extremist parties.
However, for Mrs Assenheim's benefit, since being elected in 2006, the last four years have been the happiest of my life, representing the residents of West Shoebury, meeting my now wife Michele and witnessing the birth of our beautiful daughter Grace.
I will never indulge in this type of campaigning as the election will not be decided by any candidates private life but by my record of delivery and action in helping deliver a new Youth Centre, refurbishments to Shoebury Leisure Centre, locally listing the former cinema in Ness Road and a no Drinking Zone in the Four Rivers Estate to name a few.