The decision by Tunbridge Wells Conservative Association's Executive Council to deselect councillor Brian Ransley is to be applauded. To be frank, I didn't think they had the balls to do it. Now it is over to the Leader of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Bob Atwood, to be decisive and dismiss councillor Ransley from the cabinet.
Failure to act will be seized upon by his opponents at the May elections. Councillor Atwood has a battle on his hands against UKIP and we can but hope that he follows the lead set by the Asssociation.