‘No confidence’ motions dominate Full Council agenda for next week

10:13am Friday 28th February 2014

NEXT week’s Full Council meeting is shaping up to be an interesting event with no fewer than 20 motions of no confidence in three council officials.

Fourteen Notices of Motion relating to the council having ‘no confidence’ in chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones have been submitted by opposition councillors including Cllrs Bob Kilmister, Pat Davies, Jacob Williams, Viv Stoddart and David Bryan.

The notices have been submitted after a previous attempt to debate the possible suspension of Mr Parry-Jones while controversial pension arrangements are investigated by Gloucestershire police was curtailed at a recent extraordinary meeting.

There are also five Notices of Motion referring to ‘no confidence’ in Pembrokeshire County Council’s monitoring officer Laurence Harding following his involvement in passing newspaper articles in which some councillors had criticised the chief executive to an authority QC.

Cllr Mike Stoddart has also submitted a notice of no confidence in cabinet member for economy, tourism and communities Cllr David Pugh.

At the meeting on Thursday, March 6, which is open to the public, a number of questions will also be put to the ruling IPG group relating to the cost of legal advice provided by Timothy Kerr QC, whether any costs can be attributed to supporting the higher earner new pension arrangements and who put the discussion of pension arrangements on the agenda when it was discussed in September 2011?

Thursday’s meeting begins at 10am. The agenda papers are available by clicking here. The meeting will also be broadcast live over the internet here.

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