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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Weekly Poll

The people have spoken and support the switch to AV

Do you support changing the voting method so that MP's have to work harder to get elected?

And the new poll is concerned with the Palmergate Scandal.
In a short period of time, the proposed "Localism Bill" will make it a criminal offence if a councillor fails to update their declaration of interests within 28 days of it falling out of date. Palmer, as we know was soliciting for business through David Mitchell, resident as Palmers home address for "council skills dot com" touting it as a business in October 2010. He updated his declaration in February 2011 - 4 months later.
The councils code of conduct requires members to update within 28 days.
So when a complaint is made over Palmer failing to declare councilskillsdotcom, which would under the new legislation be a criminal offence the RBKC Standards Committee dont think its necessary to take any action now. 
So here is this weeks question:

Should the Initial Assessment Sub Committee have taken more seriously what is soon to be a criminal offence and referred it to the Standards Committee-NOT brush it under the carpet?

1 comment:

  1. Interesting that Palmer was running his business from his home address.
    Is this allowable? Surely that means we can all run commercial enterprises from home


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