Macclesfield Express - - YOUR VIEWS -

GIVEN the dire sit­u­a­tion at Cheshire East Coun­cil with four sep­a­rate po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions on-go­ing and se­nior of­fi­cers sus­pended on full pay, one might think that the To­ries, after years of mis­man­age­ment would wel­come the of­fer of sup­port from op­po­si­tion groups.

Not a bit of it, in­deed the Labour group were shouted down at a re­cent coun­cil meet­ing when the of­fer was made.

The To­ries slow hand­clapped and banged the ta­bles as mem­bers of the op­po­si­tion were speak­ing.

Coun­cil­lor Bai­ley and her col­leagues scoffed at the sug­ges­tion of a Cross Party Cabi­net and mem­bers of her group claimed that only they had a man­date from the peo­ple of Cheshire East to rule un­til the next elec­tion.

One even sug­gested that the ‘con­tin­ued neg­a­tiv­ity’ from mem­bers, (although was care­ful not to men­tion some mem­bers of their own party), the me­dia and so­cial me­dia was Mick Greenall:

YOUNG dad Gareth Old­ham took his own life. A coroner crit­i­cised men­tal health ser­vices over de­lays in treat­ing Mr Old­ham who later af­fect­ing staff morale.

No, what is af­fect­ing staff morale and the con­fi­dence of the pub­lic is the in­com­pe­tent man­ner in which the coun­cil is be­ing run.

The as­ser­tion that all the is­sues are his­tor­i­cal ring hol­low when Coun Bai­ley fails to men­tion that she and some of her Cabi­net mem­bers served in the Cabi­net the whole of that time.

A Con­ser­va­tive called in this pa­per re­cently for ‘all par­ties to unite’ be­hind Coun Bai­ley, warn­ing that the party im­age would be blighted for a gen­er­a­tion.

It is not the op­po­si­tion par­ties or the pub­lic that has cre­ated this shame­ful state of af­fairs, it is the Con­ser­va­tives.

Jake Ire­land (aged 8) took this pic­ture of High­land Cat­tle at Lyme Park. Email your pic­tures to mac­cles­field­ex­press@men­ or up­load them to our Flickr page at mac­cpics. We’ll print the best ones. We’ve re­cently had a proven...

Gareth Old­ham, pic­tured with sis­ter Sharon, took his own life after suf­fer­ing from men­tal health prob­lems

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