Conservative councillors in Kensington and Chelsea, standing together and working as a group, deliver the best public services in London.
They protect our borough from a wide range of planning and environmental threats, keep our council tax the fourth lowest in London and provide financial stability that secures for us a unique AAA credit rating.
But Justin Downes, who wants to form his own political party, says that we are "weak-willed incumbents who follow a party line".
Presumably if his party was elected to run the council its members would not follow his party line and would vote whichever way they saw fit.
That would be the end of stability and success and the start of a shambolic management catastrophe that would threaten us all. Would our residents really want to take that risk? I think not.
Cllr Fiona Buxton Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea