Thursday, 4 December 2014

Lib Dem Svengali's New Secret

Cllr Jenny Hughes has resigned as a Hedge End Town and Borough Councillor. This is reported at length on Eastleigh News and The Hedge End Trumpet.

Some of the questions and speculation on those sites are answered by an unsolicited email Hedge End Blogger has received from Jenny. In it she unambiguously puts the responsibility for any delay in publicly announcing her resignation with Lib Dem leader Cllr Keith House who, she says, was trying to keep it quiet. You have to admire Cllr House's svengali-like control over his councillors.

It has clearly been of benefit to the Lib Dems to keep this secret and avoid a potentially embarrassing council by-election with opinion polls putting them in fourth of fifth place behind the Greens and UKIP. I'm sure Cllr House would not like a repeat of Rochester and Strood in his own back yard.

Picture Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images


  1. I am sure we would all love to read the full content of that email, Keith!

  2. Keith House should have learnt by now that the truth will out! Perhaps that's why he has left the country at the moment. Wonder if he is visiting foreign soil alone?

  3. I thought the resignations were submitted to the Town Clerk...?
    Surely the bigger question is why aren't HETC announcing these things immediately they occur...?