By-election is needed

Sir,

I write regarding the resignation of Councillor Sears Picavey, of Underwood.

I feel it is outrageous that a person elected into office in May 2011 has crossed the floor from the Liberal Democrats.

Surely there should be an election, I feel betrayed that after voting for Liberal Democrat policies there is now an Independent in Underwood. If I wanted an Independent I would have voted Independent.

Cllr Sears Picavey needs to do the right and honourable thing and go to election to stand as an Independent.

His move really puts me off voting in the future because no matter what your politics are surely if you vote in a particular way, and your man wins, the winner should stick by the policies that he/she fought the election on, if only Trading Standards could be brought in.

Ms Michelle Woodward