VALE COUNCIL SHOULD NOT DISCUSS E.U. REFERENDUM – SAYS COUNCILLOR

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is due to discuss its 'cabinet's' recommendations on the E U Referendum tonight - but former UKIP councillor Kevin Mahoney has lodged a formal objection

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is due to discuss its ‘cabinet’s’ recommendations on the E U Referendum tonight – but former UKIP councillor Kevin Mahoney has lodged a formal objection

Vale of Glamorgan independent councillor Kevin Mahoney has today lodged a an official protest ahead of tonight’s meeting of the full council which is due to discuss the forthcoming E.U. Referendum.

On the council’s agenda tonight is an item on the “European Union Referendum and Welsh Local Government Association Position” along with a “copy of the report to Cabinet” . The agenda states that “ The recommendations of Cabinet will be tabled at the Council Meeting.” 

Cllr Kevin Mahoney (Independent Sully) was formerly a UKIP councillor

Cllr Kevin Mahoney (Independent Sully) was formerly a UKIP councillor

Cllr Mahoney ( Independent Sully) has emailed all members of the Vale Council and its officers pointing out that the EU Referendum has nothing to do with the Vale of Glamorgan Council  and that the authority should not be using council staff, resources and the council’s email database to distribute what he calls “Labour EU propaganda”.

Cllr Mahoney’s email says: –

Can I point out that it is not the remit of the Vale of Glamorgan County Council to be issuing statements in support or not in support of a National Referendum on EU membership.

Vale Council Labour Leader Neil Moore (Labour Cadoc Ward)

Vale Council Labour Leader Neil Moore (Labour Cadoc Ward)

“We have of course already previously witnessed the labour leader of this council [Cllr Neil Moore Labour Cadoc Ward, Barry]  using council staff, resources and of course the council Email database to distribute labour party EU propaganda from a labour MEP during the course of this council term.”
 
 “I’m not aware of the WLGA canvassing individual councillors in any sort of ballot on the subject before making their pronouncement either, which questions their mandate to do so.”

” Can I request that this abuse of council time and resources be deleted from this evening’s meeting?”

Signed  Kevin Mahoney  Cllr Sully Ward

The report to be considered by the full council tonight is reproduced below : –

The report on the E U referendum due tio be considered tonight by the Labour-run Vale of Glamorgan Council

The report on the E U referendum which is due to be considered tonight by the Labour-run Vale of Glamorgan Council. Cllr Kevin Mahoney says such matters are beyond the remit of the Vale Council

The Vale of Glamorgan Council meeting takes place at 18:00 tonight at its Barry HQ.

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6 Responses to VALE COUNCIL SHOULD NOT DISCUSS E.U. REFERENDUM – SAYS COUNCILLOR

  1. Christopher David says:

    Absolutely agree. Time wasting expense gobbling irrelevant anti democratic musings by petite politicians.

  2. Philip Rapier says:

    At 3/10 Odds on to stay in the EU with Ladbrokes I doubt if anyone cares.what the Vale Council, UKIP or the “Official” Monster Raving Loony Party thinks about this Referendum.
    The out campaign in Wales is led by several opportunist multi millionaires mostly resident over the other side of the Welsh Border who won’t publish their tax return and who pretend they do not really understand how our democracy works.

    The Vale of Glamorgan may do what it pleases in the interests of its abilty to serve democratically, inform and plan the long term future of the Electorate it represents before the 28 day Purdah Period of any Election.The Vale has already demonstrated this tactic when it tried and deservedly failed miserably to fight off a merger with Cardiff

    A Referendum is no exception. Complainants may telephone the Electoral Commission who will no doubt confirm this or fine the Council for contempt of the process through the Electoral Courts.
    This process, I am very proud to say is known as Democratic Freedom of Speech. “Local Government” through its instrument the Vale Council has precisely the same freedom to debate on any relevant topic as Westminster.but without the protection of the uniquely British Parliamentary Privilege.

  3. Big Davey says:

    What will Cardiff CC do with that Vale building once the merger has been completed?

    More flats for Holton road with a view of the Waterfront I hope.

    At least it would return some money to the public coffers than the sink hole it has become.

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