We don't yet know who will stand for the Torys at the election and we can presume that the Liberals and the Greens will field their usual no-hopers, but the Labour Party candidate is almost certain to be little Timmy Young.
Why any party would choose Tim or anyone like him is a complete mystery. Tim appears to be one of those career councillors who seem to have delusions of grandeur . In fact Tim has been described as arrogant, by a judge no less;
Judge Jonathan Haworth told him: "You displayed that afternoon an arrogance that ill became you."
This was in the context of a criminal case against him, in which he was found guilty. Tim was charged with dangerous driving after driving into a police officer who was directing traffic.
Tim Young struck PC Steven Woods with his car as he tried to stop him driving along a bus lane in Colchester.
Mr Young was convicted of dangerous driving, fined, banned from driving and ordered to pay PC Woods compensation by Chelmsford Crown Court in 2001.
Mr Young, who denied the charge, told the court he mouthed "councillor, meeting, town hall" and thought the policeman was waving him on.Because if you are a councillor attending a meeting you can do what you want I guess. We may not be brightest stars in Essex up here in Clackers, but we know a wrong'un when we see one. My prediction for the bye-election is this;
I can't see any way that Tim Young will get in. Timmy is toast!
Local Newspaper has a story on the election although it is the comments that will make you smile.