Curious goings on in Local government

First, as has been reported all over the Lib Dem blogosphere, Oxford is to have two Conservative cllrs – formerly Lib Dems.  Two councillors do constitute a group, though who’ll be leader and who’ll be deputy, who can say?

“The pair said they did not quit the council and call a by-election because of the cost to the taxpayer.”

B***cks. The pair thought they would not quit the council because they’d lose their seats and their cosy income.

And curious events at North Devon District Council yesterday afternoon. The Tories, despite a notional majority of one Councillor, failed to take control of the Council  as they were four short on the day. A Lib Dem was elected as Chairman and as the Tories could not elect an administration an all-Party administration will go forward.

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3 Comments

  • Real Liberal 18th May '07 - 2:56pm

    How many councillors do you urge to force by-elections when they switch to you from other parties? Come on, be truthful.

  • Real Liberal 18th May '07 - 4:08pm

    Actually, quite a few Con-Lib and Lab-Lib defectors cite that reason…

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