The new political structure for the council (as outlined yesterday) was pushed through tonight. There will be some consultation with local organisations, but don’t expect much to change…
The 4 Lib Dems voted against it, all the Tories present voted for it, except for one who quietly abstained.
After the meeting one kind Conservative told us that she felt sorry for us being in a minority group. Our answer was that we would be able to look after our residents’ interests OK and put forward our views. We are used to getting things done by persuasion, not on party lines! It’s the back-bench Conservatives who will suffer under the new system, losing their present influence and not being allowed to make a fuss in case it upsets their powerful colleagues.
(Echo story here)