There seems to be some confusion about Ted Watt-Ruffell’s resignation from the Conservative group.
I made a couple of checks on this one, one being to ask Simon Moores to confirm this in writing, here is his response:
“Cllr Edwin Watt-Ruffell has resigned from the Conservative Group of Thanet District Council
I understand that Ted has also tendered his resignation as Mayor of Margate and there is a meeting of the Margate Charter Trustees this evening.
There is really no more to be said on the matter at present.”
I also checked with the council as they have to have official notification of any such changes in order to balance the representation of different political parties within committees.
They also confirmed that they had received official notification of his resignation from the Conservative group.