Every now and then this name crops up in the Echo letters pages showing support or leaping to the defence of the Southend Independent Party. Even by usual standards, the defence by S Newman of the Southchurch Independent Party Candidate Derek Kenyon seemed far fetched.
As it was so far fetched I did a little research. To my surprise, I found that nobody by the surname of Newman appears to be residing anywhere in Caulfield Road on the Electoral Roll. So, who could be the real author? Anyone suspect Anne Chalk?