East Riding Councillors to appeal against de-selection

December 03, 2010 2:44 PM

A quick update on events in the East Riding. Last week, I reported how our campaign against a £364K discretionary payment to a senior council officer resulted in ten councillors being deselected by the Conservative Party.

This week it has been announced those councillors have appealed against the decision. Nine will have their appeals heard next week. The decisions to deselect these councillors was not taken lightly. Sources have told me this was a long process, and the panel reached their verdict after many hours of deliberations.

No-one I have spoken to thinks the appeals will be successful; nor should they be. These councillors - along with others - blatantly wasted taxpayers' money. The good news is this matter should be settled next week, and we can then move forward. As I said last week, we now have a lame duck leadership in charge of the East Riding and this is not sustainable in the long term.

I will give you a further update next week after the appeals have been heard.A quick update on events in the East Riding. Last week, I reported how our campaign against a £364K discretionary payment to a senior council officer resulted in ten councillors being deselected by the Conservative Party.

This week it has been announced those councillors have appealed against the decision. Nine will have their appeals heard next week. The decisions to deselect these councillors was not taken lightly. Sources have told me this was a long process, and the panel reached their verdict after many hours of deliberations.

No-one I have spoken to thinks the appeals will be successful; nor should they be. These councillors - along with others - blatantly wasted taxpayers' money. The good news is this matter should be settled next week, and we can then move forward. As I said last week, we now have a lame duck leadership in charge of the East Riding and this is not sustainable in the long term.

I will give you a further update next week after the appeals have been heard.

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