At the Places Scrutiny Committee meeting last July, Cabinet Member Peter Craske wasn't paying attention; instead he was fiddling with his mobile phone and then suddenly interrupted proceedings to announce that former Bexley Cabinet Member Katie Perrior had been appointed to the position of Theresa May’s Director of Communications. Ms. Perrior lasted nine months, this morning she walked out of the job.
There is another Places meeting tomorrow evening. I wonder if Councillor Craske will be making another announcement? Probably not; tonight there is a Resources Overview and Scrutiny meeting.
There is a brief report on Perrior's departure on the order-order political website. Let’s hope she has left Theresa’s office in better shape than she left Children’s Services in Bexley.
It took all of Cabinet Member Read’s energies to gradually turn things around after the devastating OFSTED report.
Without an easy path back to her former job with INhouse PR, will she revert to being the hard pressed single-mum as was implied by her letter to the Bexley Chronicle in 2011?
“The majority of Bexley’s residents are not rich and sadly neither am I.”