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There is no criticism of Councillor Maxine Fothergill in this blog.
I thought too much Maxine Fothergill would prove monotonous there is
no doubt that her name has been bringing more and longer staying readers to the blog. The
Facebook reaches tend to be higher too, not that I have much idea of what they are.
So in the absence of anything else before Bexley Council comes back from its Christmas holiday (Public Cabinet on 26th January †), here’s another of the truth-seeking Freedom of Information requests.
As reported last Friday the Chairman is only allowed to change the sequence of Code of Conduct Agenda items in order to make things more ‘fair’. However Cheryl Bacon appears to have done so only to keep secrets.
The FOI seeks to find out what Councillor Bacon was thinking of when she made the changes
Under the London Borough of Bexley Members Code of Conduct Sub Committee Rules of Procedure, Rule 3.2 states that the Chairman may exercise their discretion and amend the order of business, where they consider that it is expedient to do so in order to secure the effective and fair consideration of any matter.
Please provide a copy of the minutes of the MCSC meeting held on 10th December 2015, containing the reasons why Councillor Cheryl Bacon, Chairman of the meeting, considered it expedient to amend the order of business, so that the public and press were excluded from the meeting before she introduced the individuals present, including the complainant, the subject Member and her representative.
I bet there aren’t any reasons.
† A few sub-committee meetings take place before Cabinet.