Electoral confusion

I READ with some interest the recent letter from Cllr Popple on the issue of a former member of the Independent Group joining the Conservative Group on Scarborough Borough Council.

I realise that at the forthcoming local elections, there will be a number of Independent candidates and I feel there will be some confusion .

Perhaps members of the current Cllr Popple led Independent group could describe themselves as Part Of Popples Independent Team or POPITs for short? There will also be the Truly Independent Persons or TIPs and the Single Local Issue Person or a SLIP. Perhaps there is the need now for including Conservative Leaning Independent Person or CLIPs as well Knowing who are the POPITs, TIPs, SLIPs or CLIPs can only help voters to make their choice.

Bob Jackman

Brierley Road

Crossgates