FLICKING through the new list of council committees, we noticed that errant South Ockendon councillor, Aaron Kiely was a substitute on the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
Then we turned the page and found out he was Planning and Regeneration committee and then we turned page after page after page and found out he was substitute on nine out of ten committees on the council.
Cllr Kiely appeared at the council meeting last night for the first time since January. He was virtually invisible through the election campaign which he seemed to spend either in London campaigning for Ken Livingstone or for himself in a (successful) bid to become a member of the National Union of Students.
This has clearly not gone down well with council leader, John Kent, who has clearly reminded the 23-year-old Harrow College student, of his responsibilities to his ward and his party.