Councillor John Ireland-currently Chairman of Anston Parish Council-was elected as an Independent councillor. Councillor Joyce Brindley was elected-unopposed-as an Independent councillor. Both of them have consistently agreed with and voted for Labour councillors resolutions.
Cllr.Ireland has admitted he is the Labour party’s puppet with Cllr.St.John pulling the strings. Cllr.Brindley just sits on her chair as one of the nodding donkeys in full agreement with Labour councillors. She is in love with the sound of her own voice-when she speaks-and even then it is only to berate Cllr.Thornton. Brindley hates to be reminded her husband was bound over after his altercation with Cllr. Thornton but that does not stop her trying to adopt a superior attitude.
It is time Ireland and Brindley stopped deceiving their voters and admitted they are not Independents but Independent Labour councillors. Both of them are part of the reason why APC is not fit for purpose. Ireland struggles and bumbles his way through an agenda-with much prompting from the Clerk-and Brindley does not pay any attention, which was evident when the Budget meeting took place. She did’nt have a clue what was being discussed and struggled to understand the figures.
Independent councillors do not have any party allegiance nor an agenda. Ireland and Brindley are sham Independent councillors and should tell their electors the truth-they are cannon fodder for the Labour party on Anston Parish Council.