YT did promise itself that it would not waste any more “ink” on the errant Ockendon councillor, Aaron Kiely but sometimes a headline is too good to waste.
Thurrock Tories,led by cllr Phil Anderson, once again asked the council leader, John Kent for an update on the investigation into the conduct of cllr Kiely.
The meeting began with no apology from councillor Kiely. However, the Thurrock Conservatives understood that the councillor for the Malvinas East was on National Union of Student duties at Strathclyde University.
Cllr Kent told the chamber that the investigation was still ongoing. He also pointed out to the poor attendance record (in committee) of a number of Tory councillors.
The exapserated leader of the Conservative group argued that this was a weak case and pledged that he would continue to ask questions of the investigation.