While checking Councillors’ Register of Interests to see who might be pulling
a fast one with their contact details two oddities stood out which I completely forgot
to mention last Saturday.
Councillors Philip Read (Conservative, West Heath) and Val Clark (Conservative, Falconwood & Welling) made no mention of any land interests within Bexley and they are both a bit too old to be still living with Mum and Dad.
It's not impossible that it’s another transcription error especially as Councillor Read has never made a secret of his address before. On the other hand he has annoyed so many people with his outrageous Tweeting that it is not impossible that he needs to go into hiding.
That is not as silly as it might sound, within the past few days one Bexley Councillor has suffered greatly at the hands of low life criminals who knew where he lived.
Val Clark’s omission from her Register of Interests is more difficult to understand, maybe she feels vulnerable after voting twice for The Eastside Quarter but she must have had land interests in Bexley or she wouldn’t be making Planning Applications. (12/00474).
The same address was used on her 2018 Election Nomination papers. Councillor Clark’s Register of Interests must be another mistake.