What democracy in Greenwich?

Review of the Year

The fact that the Conservative Party now control a quarter of the seats on the Council was ignored by Labour once the elections were over.

They refused to appoint Conservatives to chair any of the committees which are supposed to check on what the Labour Cabinet is doing.

Labour refused to accept much better qualified Conservative candidates for the supposedly non-political position of Mayor and decided to abandon full Council meetings for 4 months.  Then when Council did finally meet, the Mayor closed the meeting before questions could be asked of the Labour leaders in the chamber. 

To add insult to injury, when the Council discussed the budget, the Labour Party chose to stop the debate after an hour, before the Conservative Party had been allowed to present its proposals.