When you mention to the Independents that they are a party in all but name they start to get a little hot under the collar and last night was no exception. Cllr Woodley set the record straight by proclaiming that he has never belonged to a political party or stood for a political party. But did he.
In 2006, Cllr Woodley stood as the Aliance Southend candidate. So what you may say, except looking at Electoral Commission's website reveals that Alliance Southend were a registered political party from 2005 - 2008 with, you've guessed it, Cllr Martin Terry as it's leader. Well at least that's cleared things up then!