So we had the annual District Council Meeting tonight, where we decided which councillor became chairman of which committee. Here’s a brief summary:
Members of the Executive Board (The All-Tory “Cabinet” or “Politburo”):
Terry Cutmore (Leader of the Tory Group)
Keith Hudson (Deputy Leader)
Michael Starke (Veteran Hawkwell Conservative)
Peter Webster (Powerful Rayleigh Tory)
Mavis Webster (Powerful Rayleigh Tory and County Councillor)
John Pullen (Elected Chairman of West Area Committee)
Derek Stansby (Elected Chairman of Central Area Committee)
Colin Seagers (Elected Chairman of East Area Committee)
Chairman of the Council – Tory Councillor Keith Gibbs
Vice-Chairman of the Council – Tory Councillor James Gray
Chairman of the Review Committee – Lib Dem June Lumley
Chairman of the Development Control Commitee – Tory Simon Smith
Vice-Chairman of the Development Control Committee- Tory Heather Glynn
The most interesting part of the meeting were the secret ballots for the 3 area committee chairmanships:
In the Western area, John Pullen tied 8-8 with Tony Humphries, but won by
penalty shoot out drawing lots.
In the Central area, Derek Stansby beat Phil Capon and Peter Robinson.
In the East Area, Colin Seagers beat Tracy Capon.
So who came out of the meeting feeling most fulfilled? Terry Cutmore and Keith Hudson, for seeing the new ‘cabinet’ system be introduced? Or Mavis and Peter Webster , for being a husband and wife team with two places in the cabinet?