Monday, May 27, 2024

Labour leader issues response to news that Thurrock Council leader has resigned

THE Thurrock Labour leader has responded to the news that the Conservative leader of Thurrock Council has resigned.

Councillor John Kent, Leader of Thurrock Council Labour Group said:-

“Labour has been raising concerns about Thurrock’s Borrowing and Investments strategy for over two years through legitimate council channels, with the political and senior management of the Council.

“Throughout, we have been stonewalled, ignored, falsely reassured, lied to, fobbed off and misled.
“For a long time now, we have had no confidence in the honesty or integrity of Councillor Gledhill’s Leadership or that of his Cabinet colleagues.

It’s right for Councillor Gledhill to have finally done the right thing and resign. But there are others, who have been in Gledhill’s cabinet throughout his disastrous leadership, who share collective responsibility and are equally responsible – they must also consider their positions”.

“It’s now time for openness and honesty, the people of Thurrock have a right to know what has been going on and where their missing millions are”.


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