I like Sue Sands. Sorry, but I do. I've met her frequently on the doorstep (before I knew she was a Labour candidate and at at least 2 election she said she'd vote for me). I'm assuming that she lied, but I cannot help but like her still.
Sue is now the newly elected Labour Councillor for Sewell Ward in the North of Norwich, better known as the Silver Triangle. At Tuesday's Council meeting she laid down a rather vicious question regarding our policy on traveller's - only she seemed to make up our policy and then asked the Labour executive to cost it. A waste of taxpayers money went into researching that, another opposition Councillor declared very loudly during the meeting. Now, I'm very thick skinned and she clearly asked the question without any sign of malice and so I have to say ... I still like Sue Sands.
But, following an interesting conversation with a local journo it has come to light that Labour is now officially "out to get me". Oh dear, I'm terrified. Perhaps Cllr Morphew's piss poor efforts on Tuesday were the start of that policy? No, I'm told Cllr Sands question was. I'm not sure I care either way. But even more interesting is that I am told that Labour are targeting the Tories, rather than either LibDems of Greens.
Why? Because we're the only real opposition they get in the chamber. They are annoyed by us a great deal. But mostly because we stand to pick up their seats at the next poll.
A totally bizarre choice of assasin ... but I still can't bring myself to care about it ... and I still like Sue Sands.