Saturday, 7 December 2013
TDC Conservative Group wins vote to invite Independent Members of Standards Committee to resume their roles
At last night’s Council meeting, Conservative Group leader, Cllr Bob Bayford, submitted a motion amendment inviting the Independent Members of the Standards Committee, who resigned following a barrage of criticism from the Labour cabinet and members, to resume their roles on the Committee.
The motion was passed unanimously and called for the Chief Executive to request the resigned Independent Members to reconsider their positions, rescind their resignations and resume their duties with immediate effect.
TDC Leader, Clive Hart, continued to deny that the Labour Party bore any responsibility for the low public perception of the Council, repeating his claims that the Conservative Party, the public, press and government were all to blame.
Cllr Hart had earlier read out a long list of his administration’s ‘achievements’, the vast majority of which were, in fact, conceived and initiated by the previous Conservative administration. In response to the Leader, Cllr Bayford said: “the Leader is completely missing the point. It really doesn’t matter what he or I think. It is the opinions of our residents that count. We must listen to them. He ignores them at his peril.”