This impression has been confirmed by the VGS's sister group, Transition Exmouth, announcing the election of one of its members as a Green Councillor:
Greetings from Transition Exmouth
Our own Transition Exmouth member Rob Masding has been elected to the Town ward on Exmouth Town Council as a Green.
Well done Rob and we wish you all the best in the job.
Adrian Toole (Chair)
Transition Town Exmouth | Dealing With Climate Change and Peak Oil
This need not mean that a Transition Town 'supports' or 'endorses' a particular party, however.
Recently, the Vision Group for Sidmouth chair made clear at the election hustings earlier that the VGS is not 'party political' - but that individual members would be free to go where they will:
Vision Group for Sidmouth - Election hustings in Sidmouth - a roundup
The constitution makes this clear:
VGS does not endorse any political party or political campaign and is not affiliated to any sectarian or religious organisation.
Individual members may hold or stand for political office or engage in political campaigns and utter partisan or contentious opinions, though not explicitly as officers or members of the VGS.
Vision Group for Sidmouth - Constitution
Sustainable Frome in Somerset has poineered the notion of independents becoming Councillors - to great effect over several years - and without being 'party affiliated':
Futures Forum: Flatpack Democracy: 'Vote for Chaos'
I'm for Frome by Al O'Kane - YouTube
About us - Independents for Frome
Independents for Frome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This has not lead to 'anarchy':
Futures Forum: Life after the elections >>> "Anarchy in the UK? It could be the best government we’ve had"
... although the idea is in many ways 'revolutionary':
Futures Forum: Coalition government - at District Council level
Futures Forum: Of hobbits and humour: Blueprint for Revolution
Elsewhere in Devon, Buckfastleigh Transition Town had encouraged independents to stand:
Think BIG for town council elections…
Think BIG!Think BIG for town council elections… @ Buck the Trend
Whilst the Vision Group for Sidmouth did not actively encourage independent candidates during the recent elections, there is still the central issue of how 'political' the Transition Town movement should be...
This is from Transition Town founder Rob Hopkins:
Is Transition political?
Is Transition political? | Transition Network