Medway Elects
Council: Call on Portfolio Holder to Resign

31 July 2008


Councillor Griffiths has submitted the following:

Council notes that this authority has received a damning verdict on its management of the housing maintenance contract, and that the complete absence of financial control has wrecked the budget and left many tenants without much needed improvements.

In light of this, council therefore believes that the portfolio holder in charge of this service at the relevant time should

  • acknowledge his complete failure to provide leadership or to facilitate an on-going review of the contract which would have highlighted the problems;
  • acknowledge the resultant mismanagement of and overspend on this service, caused by his inaction; and
  • accept that his failings in this matter are so great that he should resign from the cabinet immediately.

On being put to the vote, the motion was lost.

Vote Result

Votes by Councillor

For For For 20

The following councillors voted in favour of the motion:

Against Against Against 26

The following councillors voted against the motion:

Absent Absent Absent 9

The following councillors were absent from the vote:

To view the list of councillors who voted in favour or against the motion, those who abstained and those who were absent, click on the appropriate heading.

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