Now despite trumpeting his so called 'Independence' Ron has got form when it comes to supporting political parties especially the Lib Dems and its local leader Graham Longley. A couple of weeks ago, I dispelled the myth peddled by Cllr Woodley that he has never stood for election for a political party by revealing that in 2006 he stood for Alliance Southend a party who was led by Cllr Martin Terry.
In February, Cllr Woodley told a meeting of the Economic & Environmental Scrutiny that he was really a Conservative but in 2010 signed the nomination papers of Cllr Longley to become the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Rochford & Southend East.
One thing that is certain is that Cllr Woodley's antics will not go down well in Thorpe Bay as the residents are already quaking with fear that the Lib Dems could be let anywhere near power in Southend.
If I was a betting man, I would suspect that support for Cllr Longley is eroding in Blenheim if it takes Cllr Woodley to send a begging letter to its residents.