Nick Cleggs Lib Dems say they work for you all year round. Ben Berry says that simply isn’t true:
This newspaper has previously highlighted low attendance (Five Lib Dems who missed Kendal supermarket vote give reasons for no show- October 2014) as well as praised high attendance (35 years on parish council and never missed a meeting – April 2015) of our local Councillors.
I am writing because the problem of some Councillors not taking their attendance and input seriously persists. The Audit committee meeting on 23rd April 2015 had less than half those scheduled to be there, despite its very serious agenda discussing bribery, fraud and corruption. The meeting was on the limit of being quorate with only three elected members supported by seven Council officers!
If you are not bothered about standing up for your residents or putting anti bribery policy in place to protect taxpayers then don’t bother standing for election.
Ben Berry -Tory Councillor for Windermere, Applethwaite and Troutbeck