Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Deputy Lord Mayor guilty of breach of Councillors' Code of Conduct

According a story I heard on BBC Radio Merseyside this afternoon, Councillor Mike Storey has been found guilty by the Standards Board of England of a breach of the Councillors Code of Conduct.

The LibDem councillor for Wavertree ward (which is also represented by Councillor Steve Hurst who is currently appealing against a criminal conviction for breaching the Representation of the People Act and has resigned his seat on the council's cabinet pending that appeal) has been found guilty of telling a newspaper journalist confidential details about the health of a council officer.

Councillor Storey, the erstwhile leader of Liverpool City Council has been found guilty before of breaching the code and resigned his leadership as a consequence.

I see the Daily Post is reporting that he will face no further action.

We are asked to see tomorrow's paper for further information and reactions

I am curious to see whether those reactions include any discussion of the appropriateness of Councillor Storey becoming our Lord Mayor and first citizen of Liverpool in May 2009.


scouseboy said...

Surely he won't be allowed to be the next Mayor of Liverpool?

Anonymous said...

Yes, he will!

Louise Baldock said...

Doesn't that fill you with pride?

scouseboy said...

Not really, I would have thought even the fib dems would have distanced themselves from him.