Since the Conservatives lost the confidence vote in their leader there has been an increased Conservative internet presence, with what I take as a genuine attempt to communicate with local people.
The latest one of these forays into hyperspace being today’s news announcement on The South Thanet Conservative Website.
Statement regarding Cllr Bob Bayford http://www.souththanetconservatives.org.uk/news/statement-regarding-cllr-bob-bayford
“Friday, 16 December, 2011
Owing to the defection of Cllr John Worrow (Conservative - Birchington, North Thanet), the leadership of Thanet District Council has been taken by Cllr Hart (Labour). Cllr Bob Bayford and the Conservative group have our total support.”
Although the thing is dated last Friday it only appeared today, a bit like some of the TDC press releases do.
This is a bit of a strange one as I had sort of assumed that the Thanet District Council Conservative Group already had the support of The South Thanet Conservative Association, perhaps there is some strange code here that you need to be in local politics to follow.
To me it seems to fall into the same bracket as the statement “The Titanic is unsinkable” as it immediately begs the question: Who said that The South Thanet Conservative Association didn’t support Cllr Bob Bayford et al.
Anyway I had a look at the North Thanet Conservative Association website http://ntca.org.uk/index.html this is very odd and seems to suggest that they think the internet may be something important, but haven’t used it yet.
After this I was prompted to look at the opposition, first The North Thanet Labour Group and then The South Thanet Labour Group.
If North Thanet Labour exist on the internet I couldn’t find it, perhaps it was blown away by Roger Gale.
I may ramble on a bit about this.