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Brentwood Tories' Conduct "in the gutter"

March 14, 2013 11:14 AM

Tory Leader Cllr Louise McKinlay

Tory Leader Cllr Louise McKinlay

Brentwood Council's ruling administration sunk further into the gutter last night with a flagrant disregard for democracy and good conduct.

At the Policy Committee, chaired by failing leader Cllr Louise McKinlay herself, the Chair:

Cllr David Kendall, Leader of the Opposition, said:

"This conduct simply cannot be allowed to continue. It's no surprise that Cllr McKinlay has taken no action against members of her group for their poor conduct - including throwing insults across the chamber at us - if this is how she conducts herself.

"Opposition councillors are trying to speak up for and debate matters important to the residents of Brentwood but, sadly, the Leader is constantly curtailing debate and pushing through her own agenda rather than putting residents first.

"It's quite a contrast to the praise given to Lib Dem Cllr Barry Aspinell who presided over the Overview & Scrutiny Committee this year and received commendations and a round of applause at his last meeting for the way he has chaired it."