Monday, 29 September 2014
Collecting the Posts
One of the curiosities arising from Cllr Keith Perrin's resignation as Environment lead last week is the lack of clarity it gives to the Brent place on the West London Waste Authority. Traditionally this role is fulfilled by the lead member, and there are good reasons for that. It is unclear whether Cllr Perrin has resigned from both. I gather that Cllr Muhammed Butt has appointed himself as Environment Lead without consulting the Labour Group (a breach of the Labour Group's longstanding practice of electing Cabinet positions) so perhaps he will make himself the WLWA representative as well. Following the suspension of Cllr Van Kalwala, Cllr Butt has also appointed himself as Group Treasurer. Again this is normally an elected post.