Wednesday, 5 September 2012

MK anger at Cabinet plans to push ahead with privatisation


It has been reported that Cornwall Council’s Cabinet intends to push ahead with the privatisation of a massive range of council services including benefits, council tax, payroll, IT support, libraries and one-stop-shops.

I am appalled that the Cabinet intend to ignore the democratic will of Cornwall Councillors who, this week, voted by 46 votes to 29 votes to oppose such a move.

Where is the democracy at County Hall?

I will have plenty more to say on this topic in the near future but, for information, yesterday’s vote was as follows:

Councillors opposed to the privatisation of council services were 2 Conservatives, 16 independents, the one Labour councillor, 22 Liberal Democrats and all five Mebyon Kernow councillors.

Councillors who voted to support the privatisation of council services were 19 Conservatives, 9 independents and one Liberal Democrat.

There were 14 abstentions – 9 Conservatives, 2 Independents and 3 Liberal Democrats.

4 comments:

Leo Penbloedh said...

how many councillors were absent?

Leo Penbloedh said...

how many councillors were absent?

Dick Cole said...

All MK councillors were present and voted to oppose the "joint venture." But a total of 34 other councillors were absent.

GreenWorld said...

If 34 were absent was there still enough for a quorum?
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