Local politics has always been a cut and thrust affair and I am really surprised why people are so shocked. It is unfortunate but it is a fact of life that we will always have self publicists and people with terrific egos in public life. Moaners , whingers and the misrepresentation of the truth is something that will always be with us.
In the past the tempo of local politics was just the same, a highly charged affair. I have posted a few example of posters that circulated over 130 years ago in Margate.