Last Wednesday, the Hull & East Riding TPA protested again
outside County Hall in Beverley. For the reasons why we were protesting, click
HERE. The protest was also covered by the Politics Show. To
see the footage, click HERE, and scroll in 54 minutes.
I am pleased to report three Conservative councillors voted to
disagree with the decision to award Ms Lockwood her discretionary payment, and
three others abstained. If a few others had the guts to stand up to the
leadership, rather than be bullied, the vote could easily have gone against Cllr
Parnaby and his cabinet.
I would urge all members and supporters who are tired of seeing
their money thrown down the drain, to stand up and be counted. Ms Lockwood may
have her money, but payments like this will not take place again, and this is
largely through the pressure we have put on the East Riding of Yorkshire
Council. In this respect we have won a major victory, and the council knows the
TPA will be looking over its shoulder, scrutinising the decisions it makes.
Many thanks to all our supporters who have sent me messages of
support. They are appreciated. I cannot do my work representing the TPA without