Tomorrow see’s Wirral Council meeting for the first time after the local elections. Tomorrows business is the election of the Mayor of Wirral and the Deputy Mayor of Wirral and comes with all the usual pomp and ceremony and of course the associated costs….
Now surely given the Labour Council are always pleading poverty, the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor should be simple affairs carried out in the Council Chamber and not in the civic hall with guests and buffet provided?
Anyway as a Councillor it is incumbent of me to attend Council and I will duly do so, but I wont be taking a guest or participating in the post installation celebrations or the buffet. This is not a slight on the Mayor or his deputy, whose positions I have the greatest respect for, no it is simply me practising what I am preaching………….