It is with regret that we announce the Conservative Group held a unanimous Vote of No Confidence in the leadership of Cllr Richard Brooks, for failing to uphold the highest levels of integrity consistent with being a Conservative Councillor. Cllr Alan McClafferty has now been elected our Conservative Group Leader.
Unfortunately, subsequent to Cllr Brooks leaving, Charlotte Morley took the decision to resign as Deputy Leader. We thank her for her service as Deputy Leader and Finance portfolio holder.
Cllr Alan McClafferty said “Although this is a challenging time for the Council, the Conservatives are committed to ensuring a culture of transparency and cooperation within SHBC”