As people have probably already heard, 42 councillors have triggered a vote of “no confidence” in Alec Robertson, the Conservative Leader of Cornwall Council.
This follows the decision of the leadership of the authority to proceed with the privatisation of a wide range of core council services through a “joint venture” – even though the move was opposed by the wider membership of the authority in a recent vote.
The requisition for the vote was spearheaded by independent councillor Bob Egerton and I can report that all six MK councillors signed the requisition.
On behalf of the signatories, Bob has rightly stated that it would be “inappropriate for the Council to proceed with issuing the invitations to tender for the Joint Venture until the result of the motion is known” calling for “the final date for issuing the said invitations be delayed until after the date of the Extraordinary Meeting of the Council.”
The meeting to debate the motion of no confidence will take place on the 16th October.