Open letter to leader of Sutton’s Tory Opposition
I have just posted this letter on the website of the local paper in response to a recent story published there recording that Cllr. Paul Scully, leader of the opposition, has submitted a vote of no confidence in Cllr. Hall’s position as Lead Member for Environment & Leisure. I can also advise that the local paper’s reporting of support among Liberal Democrat members for the motion is grossly inaccurate.
Open letter to Councillor Scully:
I have just learned of your proposed vote of no confidence and wanted to express how appalled I am that you have stooped to using personal scapegoating in order to further your own party’s political aspirations. It is truly a despicable and unjustified measure. Cllr Hall’s far-sightedness during his time as lead member for environment has ensured that Sutton is at the forefront in reducing the impact our residents have on the planet; meanwhile the Tory party were still arguing about whether climate change is real or not. If anyone is to take the blame for the failure of the green waste collection scheme it is you for whipping up the public’s negative feelings about the change and encouraging flytipping, instead of supporting the underlying principle of waste minimisation and its beneficial effect on council tax rates. I think your approach is an example of the lowest form of political manoeuvring and you and those of your colleagues who support this motion should be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves. Be in no doubt that I will be expressing these views in the council chamber on 21st July.
Councillor Jayne McCoy
Liberal Democrat Councillor for Wallington South