Politicians have a nuclear fallout
Last updated at 11:10, Thursday, 15 August 2013
A HEATED row has emerged at Copeland after two senior councillors publicly backed Nuclear Management Partners (NMP) to retain the contract to run Sellafield.
Council leader Elaine Woodburn and David Moore, the Conservative opposition leader and West Cumbria Stakeholders Group chairman, said in The Whitehaven News last week that NMP should be re-awarded the five-year contract – with the caveat that they must do better for the site and for the community.
In response, Phil Greatorex, a Labour borough councillor for Bransty and a former member of the council’s ruling Executive, has written to all 50 councillors expressing his “astonishment” at the position of the two councillors.
He said that their views do not “represent the view of the elected council body,” and points to Couns Woodburn and Moore chairing the Stakeholders Group as “a conflict of interest”.
He added: “Elaine Woodburn is guilty of chasing short-term goals at the expense of securing long-term benefits.”
Coun Woodburn responded by questioning why Coun Greatorex “failed to raise his discontent during more prosperous years, willingly claiming an Executive allowance, suddenly feels the need to attack decisions he supported at the time, now that he has been de-selected from the Executive.”
Stephen Haraldsen, chairman of the Copeland Conservative Group, has added further criticism of Coun Greatorex’s letter.
See The Whitehaven News' letters section for the full details.
First published at 11:09, Thursday, 15 August 2013
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
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Vote her out....if we can?
I find all this laughable, the same people coming on here defending Cllr Greatorex are the same ones who slated him for failing when he was an Executive Member. Cllr Harroldsen got it right when he said Cllr Greatorex has basically spat his dummy out!
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