Conservative and Labour borough councillors spent part of last night’s full council meeting arguing with each other resulting in the leader of the Conservatives allegedly offering to take a Labour councillor outside.
Cllr Shaun Davies took to Twitter last night to express his apparent outrage at leader of the Conservative group, Cllr Andrew Eade, telling Labour’s Cllr Clive Elliot to “shut up or I’ll make him” and offering him outside for a fight.
— Shaun Davies (@CllrShaunDavies) September 13, 2012
He was tweeting about it well into the night, trying to get a reaction out of the Shropshire Star’s chief reporter (who was present) but got nothing but disinterest and disdain, quite rightly being told “as an outsider I just found the whole thing childish and ridiculous”. No front page for Cllr Davies then.
@CllrShaunDavies Possibly, but as an outsider I just found the whole thing childish and ridiculous.
— Ann Clarkson (@AnnClarkson) September 13, 2012
Last night’s playground altercation and political manoeuvring – all at Telford & Wrekin council taxpayers expense – just reaffirms our commitment to an elected mayor. An elected mayor with a small, cross-party cabinet drawn from the small number of councillors on both sides who are mature enough to work together without arguing and fighting would better serve residents of Telford & Wrekin than the current system where the whole council is controlled by one party and the “opposition” spends most of its time trying to score points off them.