Friday, January 01, 2010

Chief Exec takes action at Tory-led Council

More fall-out at the Lincolnshire council where the Conservative Leader facing questions over planning was forced to resign last month.

The Chief Executive of West Lindsey District Council has now reported a number of elected members to the Standards Board apparently over their actions following the suspension of a planning officer.

It's not clear from the report in the Market Rasen Mail which councillors have been named.

Bernard Theobald stepped down as Leader of the Council a month ago following allegations concerning a planning application to develop a site which he jointly owns with another Conservative councillor.

Cllr Theobald was a member of 'Honest' Jim Speechley's Conservative Group on Lincolnshire Council before Mr Speechley was jailed...for abuse of planning procedures.

Cllr Theobald failed in an attempt to take over the Leadership of Lincolnshire County Council in the aftermath of the Speechley affair and lost his seat at the next local elections.

He went on to become Leader of West Lindsey District Council.

I wish to make it clear that Cllr Theobald claims he has done nothing wrong and has resigned to clear his name.

I wish him the best of luck.

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