10:39am Wednesday 30th May 2012 in Letters
Dear Editor:- Before and after the Council elections, there has been a lively debate on your letters page as to the credence voters should give to the description "Independent" after candidates' names.
Being Independent is an honourable role in any legislature and Pembrokeshire County council has a growing number of Councillors who do honour this description. They are outnumbered, however, by those claiming to be politically independent before the election, then immediately after joining a political group.
Your story last week regarding Councillor John Davies, the Council Leader until last week and now eying up the Police Commissioner's job, takes the debate to a new level. Knowing the voters in Cilgerran wouldn't support a Tory candidate, he stands there as an Independent. By his own admission, knowing that the wider electorate in Dyfed will not support an Independent, he is planning to stand as a Tory. What are your readers to surmise from this?
David Edwards Stackpole