Praise for re-elected chairman

PUBLISHED: 12:48 08 December 2006 | UPDATED: 19:53 01 June 2010

FENLAND District Council s overview and scrutiny panel showed faith in Councillor Simon King, who was re-elected chairman. Cllr King resigned as chairman at the beginning of last Thursday s meeting following concerns expressed by fellow panel members who

FENLAND District Council's overview and scrutiny panel showed faith in Councillor Simon King, who was re-elected chairman.

Cllr King resigned as chairman at the beginning of last Thursday's meeting following concerns expressed by fellow panel members who felt he should have left a debate about funding for the Fenland Citizens' Advice Bureau, for which he is a trustee.

But Councillor Robert Sears, nominated for the chairmanship, felt Cllr King should continue in his role - and five other panel members agreed.

Councillor Jonathan Farmer said: "He (Cllr King) has been a splendid chairman so far." Councillor Bruce Wegg said: "He has done a fantastic job."

Cllr King said: "I will always do my best, in the best interests of Fenland District Council and for overview and scrutiny, and that remains my firm commitment to do so.


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