Labour Cllr.Dalton announced on August 1st in the ‘Advertiser’ she would not attend every council meeting. She was lying because questions about her part time attendance at APC meetings was on the agenda for Monday 15th September so she hurriedly changed her mind about being a part time councillor and turned up. This is not the end of the story however………………..In the meantime she took it upon herself to ask the Clerk to the Council to arrange for security personnel to attend APC meetings (Why is a mystery because she has not been threatened or abused) and the Clerk agreed to her request. Oh dear…..
This request should have been put onto the agenda and voted on and only then should the Clerk follow the council’s instructions. Dalton has involved the Clerk and the Chair in Procedural Impropriety*
*As defined by Lord Justice Muskill’s judgment in:
Greater London Council (1985)
The process whereby a decision is made by a public authority must not be undermined by ‘procedural impropriety’ and this includes a failure to follow procedural rules, a failure to observe the rules of “natural justice” or to act fairly towards someone, in particular:
(1) Unfair behavior towards persons affected by the decision.
(2) Failure to follow a procedure laid down by legislation.
(3) Failure properly to marshal the evidence on which the decision should be based, for example, taking into account an immaterial factor or failing to take into account a material factor or failing to take reasonable steps to obtain the relevant information.
(4) Failure to approach the decision in the right spirit, for example, where the decision maker is actuated by bias or where he is content to let the decision be made by chance.
The extra costs for security people to attend APC meeting has not been approved by the council either. Dalton displays signs of being paranoid, delusional and completely out of touch with reality.
She really has lost the plot.
Question: Is Dalton a fit and proper person to be a Governor of Anston Greenlands school?