Friday, 24 February 2012

Scott Mann resigns and questions Robertson's leadership

Andrew Wallis has published the resignation letter from the Deputy Leader of the Conservative group - Scott Mann - to Alec Robertson, Leader of the Tory group and Leader of Cornwall Council.

Scott certainly isn't pulling his punches as the following excerpts show:

"I’m afraid that the straw that broke the camels back is the funding of the stadium for Cornwall. Although the group are generally supportive of the stadium they have made it clear on two separate occasions that no tax payer funding should be used. However a report is now being presented asking for 12-16 million pounds worth of funding."

"I am of the view that the aims and ambitions of the council need to reflect our supported will as a group. It is very apparent that this has not been the case here. Another example would be the CDC review after our group asked for greater probity and control with their accounts further funding is being put in place with no control over spend."
"There appears to be separation from what the group are saying and what you are doing."

"It is my view that your leadership style is one that is not conducive to democratic decision making"

As the saying goes - wow! Where this leaves Alec Robertson and his leadership of the council is anyone's guess.

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