Kendall calls time on meetings with troubled Tory Leader

January 15, 2013 5:10 PM
Cllr Louise McKinlay, Conservative Leader of Brentwood Council

Cllr Louise McKinlay, Conservative Leader of Brentwood Council

Following the recent actions of Cllr Louise McKinlay, Lib Dem group leader Cllr David Kendall has, with the support of his group of councillors, advised that he will no longer be attending "Opposition Group Leader meetings"

These meetings have been held regularly over the past few years but most have been fruitless and have not put the council or Brentwood residents in a better position as Cllr McKinlay has often ignored ideas and suggestions put forward by the leaders of the other groups.

Cllr Kendall said

David Kendall

Cllr David Kendall

"I have tried to make a positive contribution to these meetings and tried to get the leader to listen to the concerns residents have raised through their Lib Dem councillors who are there to represent them. Sadly, this has often been in vain and I haven't found most of the meetings either helpful or informative.

"Furthermore, I have been unimpressed and disappointed with Cllr McKinlays recent conduct with members and her handling of a number of issues such as William Hunter Way, The Royal Bristish Legion Youth Band and the Town Hall Delivery group.

"These are the reasons that have led me to making this decision"

Cllr Kendall will continue to have his regular monthly meetings with Alison Crowe the Managing Director , where he will raise any specific concerns.