Rochford District Council is very blue. We have 32 Tories, 5 Lib Dems, 1 Green and 1 Rochford Residents Party councillor. So we don't win many votes....
But it was a slightly bizarre evening tonight.
Our Standards Committee consists of 4 Tory District Councillors, 1 Lib Dem District Councillor (myself), plus a number of parish councillors and independent members.
Tonight none of the Tories turned up!
For the first time in ten years our party outnumbered the Conservatives in an official council committee (albeit by one to nil).
Everything went very smoothly and we made some useful decisions...
Actually poor attendance by the Conservatives is becoming a trend here.