Though the local election results are pretty dire for the big parties we should be grateful that the new crop of K&C councillors- on both sides- are light years better than the old guard.
The new Conservative councillors are making a great effort to work with residents: they should be applauded for that.
Equally, there are some excellent new Labour arrivals: Ian Henderson who has unrelentingly championed the residents of Sutton Estate is a case in point.
The Dame has seen an email from a Tory-voting couple who were full of praise for Ian's assistance.
Well done, Ian and well done to all those hardworking Conservative councillors who have changed perceptions.