North London council leader accused of 'stifling democracy' by making it harder to challenge decisions

7 Feb 2024

Leader of the Brent Liberal Democrats, Cllr Anton Georgiou, fears the change would set a "very dangerous precedent" and claims it would mean call-ins no longer happen because Labour councillors "fear retribution" from the whips if they challenge decisions.

Cllr Georgiou told the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS): “Decisions made by Brent Council have a direct impact on the lives of local people. Whether it is the choice to cut street cleaning across the borough or introducing the ridiculous blue bags for recycling. When bad decisions like these are made, residents expect their elected Councillors to speak up on their behalf.”

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