In typical Stalinist fashion Anston Labour Councillors put several general APC matters onto the Finance Agenda to prevent Independent Councillor Stuart Thornton scrutinising them. Labour members voted Cllr.Thornton off the Finance Committee and other committees because as far as they were concerned his close scrutiny of council spending was delaying their pet projects and, when questioned by Cllr.Thornton, Labour Cllrs. are exposed as financially incompetent and economic illiterates who struggle to understand a simple balance sheet but have no qualms about a proposal to spend our money on fancy schemes eg: A ‘Chain of Office’-from Fattorini!-for the Chairman (Proposed by Labour Cllr. Dalton) and voting for ‘Anston Day’- which is a community day- but is so badly organised by Dalton she forgets to hire portable toilets to cope with visitors needs! Labour Cllrs. conspired together to bar a Democratically Elected Councillor because they were repeatedly asked by him to justify spending our money and hold themselves accountable to local taxpayers. Instead of answering the questions Labour Cllrs. decided not to put themselves under further public scrutiny and voted Cllr.Thornton off all committees.
Is it any wonder Labour Cllrs.on APC are held in contempt by the residents of Anston?
You could’nt make it up.