Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Dont Forget To Bring Your Sleeping Bag

The post below needs to be padded up a little bit and today’s Shields Gazette offers some little bits of added information.

With back to back meetings (the EGM and the Full Council) members could find themselves confirmed to the Chamber for up to five hours (this is the maximum time allowed). Questions submitted from the public have covered the full political spectrum, including some from Labour party members.

So what’s the source of this universal call to hold the elected members of South Tyneside Council to account? The answer is the outrage which greeted the 7 minute wonder that was Octobers Full Council debacle, something which I highlighted on these pages.

How the Labour contingent must rue the day they couldn’t even sit down for five minutes. I only hope they have bought their cushions for tomorrow.

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