After tomorrow night’s council meeting the District Council will be a very different place. The Conservatives are using national Labour proposals in order to bring in a new council constitution.
The Leader of the council, Terry Cutmore, will have greatly increased powers and will be elected to serve a 4-year presidential-like term. (Although he can be removed by a vote of no confidence). As an example of his new powers, he will pick his own cabinet – they won’t be elected by council….. and the cabinet members themselves will have a lot more power.
In the meantime, we’ve noticed that the Tories have a new deputy leader – Mavis Webster replaces Keith Hudson.