Sunday, January 28, 2007
COUNCILLOR MARCELLA HEAD OF BROADFIELD - AN EX-CON HEART-BREAKER ?
Have a read of the most recent problem now created by her defection ("Councillors' nightmayor decision", Argus, Jan 29 - Page 7)...
"COUNCILLORS' NIGHTMAYOR DECISION" - ARGUS - JAN 29 - P 7
"Officials are trying to decide who should wear the mayoral chains after a key councillor defected to the opposition.
"Since Marcella Head joined the Libera Democrats in early December, the Conservatives have been governing a minority administration at Crawley Borough Council.
"They have 18 members, while Labour have 16 and the Lib Dems have three.
"This makes election of a mayor, traditionally nominated from the majority party, a more complex affair.
"The Tories have nominated a Conservative mayor and offered the deputy role to the opposition.
"But at a general purposes committee today, members will discuss using a new points system where the mayoralty would rotate on a proportional basis.
"If the current political split remains the same, there would be a Labour mayor for 2007/8, and a Conservative the year after, and the two would take it in turns until the Lib Dems received their turn in 2012/13."
So, Skuds, if you win your seat again, will I have to bow :)
Perhaps a threat to not abstain this time round was what got this on the agenda. Not a bad idea IMO.
Interesting time to be mayor, with everything so close that one absence could easily result in a casting vote.
Should I get back in there I would think twice before going for that job.