Mark Valladares in his blog puts the blame for the farrago surrounding Andrea Hill squarely on the shoulders of the Conservatives at Suffolk County Council.
He would, of course. He is a Liberal Democrat standing for election to Mid Suffolk District Council as representative of Stowupland and is naturally trying to distance himself from the Tories. He is also right: the appointment of Hill as the county’s chief executive was partisan.
Three conservatives voted for her and for the high salary, later criticised by the district auditor. The Lib Dem and the Labour members (one for each party) of the panel
voted against her appointment abstained on her appointment but voted against ratification and for a reference back of her pay at the full council meeting. (see comments.)
Are there any Tory, Labour or Green bloggers standing in Mid Suffolk? We need more blogging councillors because, unfortunately, newspaper coverage of local politics is pretty thin these days.