Doubt is cast on Bexley Council’s allegations against Councillor Maxine Fothergill.
There has been another batch of Freedom of Information responses from Bexley Council which as anticipated, dodge the questions.
The Council has a copy of the complainant against Councillor Maxine Fothergill but is not prepared to provide any details.
They do not have any papers relating to the time of the meeting or any invitation to attend it, or any advice of the result to the complainant either. Is she still in ignorance of it?
No information is held that records what individual Sub-Committee members had to say about the complaint. You would think in a quasi-legal situation someone would have made a few notes. On the other hand Bexley’s Legal Team Manager, Lynn Tyler, made a right old mess of recording the Cheryl Bacon business too. Notes, but no dates and no signatures on statements and innumerable inconsistencies which are still under consideration by the Crown Prosecution Service.
There is no knowledge of what benefits were obtained by Councillor Fothergill even though she was found guilty of Misconduct by benefitting from them.
Bexley Council is unwilling to make their own report into Councillor Fothergill’s Misconduct public or any indication of what the allegation was. I am beginning to think the evidence against her must have been very flimsy but Bexley Council is implying something more extreme by their refusal to write anything down.