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WOKINGHAM'S CONSERVATIVES DON'T DO LOCAL DEMOCRACY

March 23, 2015 10:38 PM
By Wokingham Liberal Democrats

Once again Wokingham's Conservatives showed they don't do local democracy by using their votes to stop last Thursday's Council meeting at 10.30pm, preventing any discussion at all of items raised by the Lib Dems.

Cllr Lindsay Ferris

Cllr Lindsay Ferris

Cllr Lindsay Ferris (Twyford ward) said "I am appalled that the Conservatives think so little of local democracy and engagement with our residents that they continue to block opportunities for any debate or opposition in Wokingham. Over the last five months we have given them many chances to show that they are prepared to listen and seriously debate local issues but each time they have voted against this. At both the November and March council meetings the Conservatives were happy to debate Conservative motions but then stopped the meetings to prevent Lib Dem motions being heard.

Wokingham's residents deserve a council that works harder, engages in better democracy and is more open and accountable; sadly the Conservatives just refuse to listen."