Wednesday, 18 April 2012
TDC Conservative Group to vote against debating same sex marriage motion
The Conservative Group at Thanet District Council will vote against debating the same sex marriage motion at Thursday night’s Council meeting.
Group leader, Cllr Bob Bayford explained: “The consultation document from the Government could not be clearer. It states that ‘this consultation is about how we best remove the ban on same sex couples having a civil marriage, not on whether this should or should not happen.’
“We believe, when family budgets are tight and council services stretched, that there are far more pressing issues for Thanet District Council to be considering.
“This motion is brought about by two independent councillors who are imposing their own agendas on a hung council. The weak, minority Labour administration is allowing itself to be held to ransom by these councillors in order to cling to power.”
Should Council vote in favour of the debate, the Conservative Group will allow a free vote on the main motion.