Independent Group

The Independent Group within Torfaen Council presently has 5 members.  We have meetings to discuss issues and items on the Agenda.  We have no whip & we all vote independently of each other, as is evident to those that attend Full Council meetings. By forming a group it allow us proportional representation on committees.

Non group Independents rely on seats on committees being “gifted” to them by the other political parties.  Does this have influence on them or make them grateful to those parties?