Fri. February 14, 2014
Following the astonishing events in County Hall, and the failure of the council leader to suspend the authority’s Chief Executive when the police announced a criminal investigation, Assembly Member Rhodri Glyn Thomas has today launched an online petition for members of the public to express their lack of confidence in the Council leadership.
On Monday, the Plaid Cymru opposition councillors will be submitting motions of no confidence in 3 members of the Council’s executive board. They will also be submitting a motion to suspend the chief executive.
AM Rhodri Glyn Thomas said the petition he has established is for all residents of Carmarthenshire, irrespective of political persuasion, to send a strong message to county hall before those motions of no confidence are discussed.
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Assembly Member, Rhodri Glyn Thomas said:
“It’s been over two weeks since the damning Wales Audit Office report were published. Over two weeks and not a scrap of leadership has been forthcoming from the council leader, Kevin Madge.
“His and his executive board colleague’s unwavering defiance of the Auditor’s findings, and their attempts to defend the indefensible has seen the First Minister of Wales dragged into the mess.
“Plaid Cymru, and more importantly, the public recognised the seriousness of the situation fifteen days ago but the council leadership has done next to nothing.
“It is crystal clear that Carmarthenshire is bereft of leadership. It is also clear that only Plaid Cymru’s motions of no confidence can bring any sense of authority back to the council.
“Our online petition is for all residents of Carmarthenshire irrespective of political persuasion. We want residents to sign our petition and send a strong message to the leadership of county hall that their actions are dragging the good name of Carmarthenshire through the mud.
“Our petition can be signed by visiting my website here.
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