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it was not for this rather smug Tweet from Bexley Conservatives I might never have noticed that
Councillor Esther Amaning had resigned
and even now there is not a lot of detail around as to the reason why.
It appears that she may have been in breach of some obscure part of the Local Government Act and chose to go. Not like when Councillor Cheryl Bacon made excuses for her technical breach back in 2013 and Bexley Council put out a whole host of misinformation in an attempt to mask the truth which eventually went to the Crown Prosecution Service with an allegation of Misconduct in a Public Office. Somehow or other the evidence disappeared, or at least that is what was leaked back.
I might not have noticed Labour’s second loss either if I had not been checking that my recollection of a Councillor name and his ward was correct yesterday but I stumbled across the fact that Thamesmead East is now represented by an Independent.
How long it has been like that I have no idea, no one has whispered a word. Nor have I any idea why. My guess is that it is a falling out over reselection - or not.