Elected Members, Senior Officers or Wirral Press Office? That is a question posed many times, and my views on the subject are well known. Whatever the answer, the person ultimately responsible is the Leader of the Council.
Today Wirral’s Press Office issued a statement which basically pre-determined a decision that will be made by elected members next Monday regarding future Governance Arrangements. You can read that statement by clicking HERE. The Statement made it clear what that decision would be! Absolutely outrageous.
Clearly the press office have no regard to the views of the 66 elected Members! The press statement also said that the leader would be elected by the 66 elected members, leading people to believe that would be a done deal, what they should have said is the leader will be elected by a majority vote of those elected members voting. Choice of words, pre-determination or perhaps wishful thinking! IT REALLY IS TIME FOR CHANGE IN WIRRAL!
Anyway I have had a long discussion with the Council’s Head of Law and he admits the wording is wrong, he has assured me that an amended press statement will be issued as soon as possible. I wait with eager anticipation!