David’s a Facebook politician and Conservative.
Since February Facebook has published ‘David Taylor’s adverts. They don’t mention his fellow Conservative candidates: Councillor Joshua Chapman, cabinet member, and Councillor Nisha Patel. Conservatives always promote themselves as ‘Action Teams’.1 David doesn’t understand ‘Team’.
So, what’s going on?
St. Edward’s ward has been changed by the Boundary Commission and Judith Holt2 has been ousted. David looks like an outsider who’s muscled her out.
David’s Facebook page has a ‘Team’ photo in which he says:
I’m very lucky to be standing with a great team in Councillors Nisha Patel and Joshua Chapman.
There’s a lot I can learn from them. I think smiling is one of them! 14th March 2022
This is sarcasm dressed as praise.
The advert above3 is a straight-forward attack on the failings of current Conservative councillors. Joshua and Nisha obviously don’t keep constituents informed about the council. Facebook politicians don’t have loyalty in their kitbag of ambitions.
David’s wrong about St. Edward’s. It isn’t as safe for Conservatives as he, and everyone else, assumes. Is David part of the Romford Conservative’s internecine war that’s going on? Roll on the 5th of May!
2 Judith is the President of the Romford Conservative Association and so if she’s been muscled out then they’re an unhappy band of brothers.
3 David’s Facebook page 10th March 2022: also 4th March and 28th February