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Bonkers Blog January 2016

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There is no criticism of Councillor Maxine Fothergill in this blog.

15 January (Part 4) - Very fishy

The blog below is one of several relating to Bexley Councillor Maxine Fothergill and Bexley Council’s Code of Conduct Committee. This note aims to make it clear that the events reported between December 2015 and the Summer of 2016 whilst accurate reflections of various events, disciplinary hearings and sanctions brought against Councillor Fothergill they are individually insufficient to explain the whole story.

Two members of the Bexley-is-Bonkers team met with Councillor Fothergill at a secret location on 16th September 2016 where she explained to us what had really happened. She was able to convince us that she was the victim of a miscarriage of justice.

There were compelling reasons why Councillor Fothergill should be believed. It seemed likely that the Tory High Command in Bexley had taken revenge on her because Councillor Fothergill had reported one of their associates to the police for theft.

Councillor Fothergill requested that the explanatory note prefixed to relevant blogs (which first went on line a few days earlier) be further strengthened so that readers are fully aware that reported events, whilst accurate at the time, did not reflect her innocence and that Bexley Council’s charge of misconduct and “gaining a financial advantage for herself” was malicious.

This is a modified version of the note Councillor Fothergill asked to be placed here.

Let’s end the week with another Freedom of Information request from Michael Barnbrook.

Do you think he is on some sort of fishing expedition seeking information that may not exist and hoping to strike lucky?

Please provide copies of all letters sent on Bexley Council headed notepaper and all emails sent and received to her Bexley Council email address by Councillor Maxine Fothergill, relating to the purchase of a property, which resulted in her appearance before the Members Code of Conduct Complaints Sub-Committee on 10th December 2015.

Something must have made the complainant contact Bexley Council about what on the face of it was just a property transaction. Presumably Councillor Maxine Fothergill does not routinely sign off her Amax Property deals with her name prefixed with Cllr?

PS. Mick Barnbrook is not on a fishing expedition, he knows what he is doing and knows what exists and what doesn’t. Don’t tell Bexley council.

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