Over the past few weeks I have done a lot of blogging about Southend local politics, and the various offerings by the various parties (not to mention the definitely-not-a-party Independent
Party Group), their various candidates, and their various offerings to the electorate. In a lot of these cases I have found them wanting.
Most of my scrutiny has, admittedly, been focused on the Independent
Party Group and UKIP. That is not to say that other parties have been shining examples of good practice (indeed, there has been suggestions of some very worrying behaviour from the local Lib Dems), but when it comes to the likes of the Green Party and the National Front, there is a complete lack of visibility.
However, what about the the Conservatives.