Please be patient while we produce our list of Cllrs who have brought shame to the very people they represent.
Now whilst we totally understand that a Cllr has every right to decide on which actions he or she may support, we also need to know at which point there is a limit? If a Cllr who holds office for 4 years decides he or she will not support any of the residents decisions or those of his or her piers then what possible use is that ELECTED Cllr to the residents they represent? It is clear that regardless of your personal view as a Cllr that you should Always without fail treat your residents with respect. Whilst we acknowledge that NOT every Cllr is view in negative way it is however the case that a number of Cllrs see the position they hold as god given right and a position which elevates them to the very top of society where by your minions have no right to question your actions.
Wall Of Shame
We are not at all pleased to be doing this as an ideal result would be that we would not require a wall of shame, however people MUST be held accountable for their actions.
Please also note screen shots can be viewed at the bottom of this page.
1. Cllr Chris Irvine – Conservative – Hoo Peninsula.
Charge: Chapter 5 : Selflessness: & Respect For Others :code of conduct.
Not only does Councilor Chris Irvine Ignore us and block our emails and twitter accounts, now this disgraceful action from this out of touch Tory.
As questions and concerns were aired about how Medway Council spend our taxes and the relevance of the up and coming Mayoral Knees up at the corn exchange on the 17th June 2012 and the cost of that event. It was questioned because of the recent front line cuts to our services and nursing home closures aking should this type of event go ahead.
Strong campaigner for action against Grain LNG said “I would be outside taking photo’s of anyone attending this event at tax payers expense” and with that one of your councilors replied ” I will give you a wave ”
The resident commented that He would be there and he once again said “I will give you a wave”, he said this publicly and online.
The Councilor was Chris Irvine and I find this of bad taste and it shows the attitude he has shown us over our concerns in Grain over the last year or so.
His resignation or removal must be swift and an apology must be made
He is a disgrace to his position and is a waste of tax payers money as he continuously sticks a finger up to our concerns.
I cannot protest strongly enough, he must go and go now.
Pictures below taken from Cllr Irvines public twitter account.
Details taken from residents against Grain LNG
2. Mark Reckless MP
A well known man but also a man who displays no leadership. Recently asked to attend a meeting regarding the safety of the children in Grain however the MP refused to sit and discuss the issue indicating that the safety of the children in Grain is of no concern to him or his conservative party. Not only does he remain silent but he also makes a conscious effort to block any online contact from residents who dare to ask him a question about their community.
Shame on you Mark Reckless
we felt we should remind you of the Roles and Responsibilities of our Cllrs.
CHAPTER 5 – CODES AND PROTOCOLS Preamble
The Ten General Principles of Public Life
Selflessness – members should serve only the public interest and should never improperly confer an advantage or disadvantage on any person.
Honesty and integrity – members should not place themselves in situations where their honesty and integrity may be questioned, should not behave improperly, and should on all occasions avoid the appearance of such behaviour.
Objectivity – members should make decisions on merit, including when making appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards or benefits.
Accountability – members should be accountable to the public for their actions and the manner in which they carry out their responsibilities, and should co-operate fully and honestly with any scrutiny appropriate to their particular office.
Openness – members should be as open as possible about their actions and those of their authority, and should be prepared to give reasons for those actions.
Personal judgement – members may take account of the views of others, including their political groups, but should reach their own conclusions on the issues before them and act in accordance with those conclusions.
Respect for others – members should promote equality by not discriminating against any person, and by treating people with respect, regardless of their race, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability. They should respect the impartiality and integrity of the authority’s statutory officers and its other employees.
Duty to uphold the law – members should uphold the law and, on all occasions, act in accordance with the trust that the public is entitled to place in them.
Stewardship – members should do whatever they are able to do to ensure that their authorities use their resources prudently, and in accordance with the law.
Leadership – members should promote and support these principles by leadership, and by example, and should act in a way that secures or preserves public confidence.
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