So the local Tory party has dumped the Monk.
In a selection battle for the 2021 KCC County Elections, Cllr Monk (pictured below left) went up against Dylan Jeffrey (pictured below right) for the honour of running for the Folkestone West seat. Cllr Monk lost, meaning Dylan Jeffrey will be the candidate accepted to run for the Folkestone West seat in the May 2021 County Elections.
Other Tory candidates selected to run in the KCC 2021 elections are:
KCC Cllr Susan Carey – Elham Valley
Susan Carey has represented Elham Valley at Kent County Council since May 2005. Susan has a background in transport and first came to Kent whilst working for Eurotunnel. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and has an MBA from Ashridge Management College. Between April 1st & Dec 31st, 2019 Susan has earned £36,250.84 in allowances
KCC Cllr Tony Hills – Romney Marsh
Between April 1st & Dec 31st, 2019 Tony has earned 11,600.83 in allowances.
KCC Cllr Rory Love – Cheriton Sandgate & Hythe East
KCC Cllr Dick Pascoe – Folkestone East
At present, the Hythe West seat is occupied by KCC Cllr Martin Whybrow. However, the local Tories have selected a former twice UKIP Parliamentary Candidate, Andrew Weatherhead, to run against Cllr M Whybrow. Now Mr. Weatherhead was previously known as Andrew Beadle. Mr. Weatherhead (previously Beadle) has been a member of the “Young Conservatives”
In 2015, Andrew Beadle (now Weatherhead) stood as the UKIP Parliamentary Candidate in the Bermondsey and Old Southwark seat. Needless to say, Mr Beadle (now Weatherhead did not win)
In 2017 Andrew Beadle (now Weatherhead) was the UKIP Parliamentary candidate for Romford; which of course he did not win.
In 2018 Andrew Beadle (now Weatherhead) stood in the local elections as a UKIP candidate for the Sutton North. He received 155 votes.
With a track record like Mr. Beadle’s (now Weatherhead), we’re sure the Greens and other local parties, who will no doubt stand in the KCC Elections, will rightly exploit Mr Beadle (now Weatherhead) previous political history.
Now as far as we know none of the other local parties, Greens, Labour or Lib Dems have selected their candidates this far out from the KCC 2021 election. If perchance that changes, we’ll let you know.
The Shepwayvox Team
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