By Cllr Zoe Patrick in Speech at County Council Cabinet
SPEECH TO LOCAL TRANSPORT PLAN 4 - CABINET MEETING 28 JUNE 2016 - Cllr. Zoé Patrick (County Councillor for Grove & Wantage)
I have come here today to speak as Local Member to this plan. Firstly, to say that I was pleased to have spent the first 2 years of this council term working hard on the cross-party working group which first put this together, and have been happy to see much of that work still remains intact as we move forward.
A Response to the recently released District and City Proposals for Unitary Government in Oxfordshire
The Liberal Democrats are determined to push for a careful consideration of the reports on Unitary Government in Oxfordshire which will be available in the next two months. The Tory controlled Districts and the Labour controlled City should not be trying to skew the results before we have the evidence of the reports. If the Districts and City have already decided their position, why are they spending large sums of public money on an "independent" report and ignoring the views of Oxfordshire residents. What sort of democracy is this? Let's get the evidence, then have an adult conversation with all the ratepayers we serve before we form any conclusions.
Commenting on the allegations of abuse by Clement Freud, a Liberal Democrat spokesperson said:
"These allegations are horrific. We are desperately sorry to learn that lives have been ruined by a man whose public face was so greatly at odds to his true character. It has clearly taken a lot of courage for these women to speak out, after a lifetime of having to hide it.