Last Council Leader Was Pushed Out – Shocking

January 15, 2010 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

They say that it emerged the previous leader of the Isle of Wight council, Andy Sutton, was forced to quit, rather than step down as the council said at the time.

It was this action that enabled the fresh-faced Cllr Pugh to take the position as The Leader of Isle of Wight Council. This all links to a number of councillors who were referred to the Standards Board over the passing of a planning application by Cllr Anne Bishop back in September 2007.The CP reports (strangely at the bottom of page four, given the importance of the story) that at this week’s meeting “heard from (the) current deputy leader Cllr George Brown the then leader was told to stand down because a majority of his cabinet refused to serve under him and his deputy, Cllr Patrick Joyce.”

The bit that the CP has missed out is what we’ve been told by a trustworthy source who was at the meeting …

“Cllr George Brown had a ‘go’ at Cllr Patrick Joyce and attacked part of the record of decision which reported that Cllr Joyce had said in evidence to the Standards Boards that a majority of the Cabinet at the time had no confidence in the Planning Department.

“Cllr Brown said it was not true that a majority of the Cabinet had no confidence in the department. He was rather stuck for an answer however when Cllr Reg Barry asked him if that meant it was just a minority of the Cabinet that held such views.”

It’s most unusual for the Conservative party on the Island to have disputes (certainly publicly at least) – heck they even vote as a single block most of the time – so it’s even more unusual for them to make it clear that such a large falling out at a senior level took place.

Read more at VentnorBlog


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Any of you living in a ward represented by these people?

Please do everything you can to remind the electorate of the dangers of block voting

Ivan Bulwer Binstead / Fishbourne

Richard Hollis Parkhurst

Susan Jane Scoccia Ventnor West

Allowance To Triple

David G. Williams Shanklin Central

John Vere Hobart Carisbrooke

Jerry White Lake

David Pugh Needs to go aswell!

We need informed independents, not idiots reading from a pre-determined script so they can sing in unison. Expose them and the damage they’ve done to our school system and our eco island image (the one thing that could resurrect the Island economy long term).

Get them out and watch how this island progresses/regenerates

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