Ever wondered what a Borough Councillor's role entails?

Ever wondered what a Borough Councillor's role entails?
I did! I was elected as a Councillor for the Lynn South & West ward of the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk on 5th May 2011.

A little bit about me:
I have lived in South Lynn for 7 years with my wife and work locally for the Norfolk Primary Care Trust as an IT Manager.

I am a Labour Councillor and whilst the local Labour group made some encouraging gains in the May elections (moving from 4 councillors to 13) we are still very much a minority opposition as the Tories hold 42 of the 64 council seats.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Great Election Swindle - Update

Further to my last post about the Tory administration's decision to refer a Labour motion to cabinet, it was reported in yesterday's Lynn News that Cllr Daubney referred the matter to cabinet because he "did not believe debating a position the authority already holds was necessary".

I couldn't agree more on the sentiment but would question the execution, surely the best way to curtail such a debate would have been through a simple agreement with the motion to re-affirm the authority's position, given the new make up of the council. Referring the matter to cabinet just gives the opportunity for further debate and it will likely have to come back to full council for a vote in any case.

Looks like an ill-conceived attempt at saving face to the casual observer.

I expect the cabinet meeting will be well attended - I shall certainly be making my best efforts to attend.

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