So although a comfortable win there for Independent Plus who are the ruling group on the council maybe a pointer to people turning to main stream parties
Interestingly Rob Symonds stood as an Independent Plus candidate ( at the behest of former Councillor Wildman) who are the ruling group . So how Independent are Independents if they stand for the ruling group?How can you claim to be an Independent when even before you are elected you commit yourself to a group dynamics and the discipline in that group?
As well as the previous record of the ruling Group. Are you standing on the of the ruling group or not.
You are not really Independent if you do so.
Basically Independents are people who don't want to be associated with the baggage of the public negativity towards political parties whilst having all the advantages and power that members of a group leads to.