Mathew Buckley ERYC Head of Legal and Monitoring Officer on Tuesday stated in reference to the quote “that authorities did not have any power to take action against councillors such as to bar councillors from access to particular papers” That quote is correct.
So why is Councillor Andy Strangeway still banned from access to confidential papers?
- Can ERYC remove access to confidential papers that Councillor Andy Strangeway requires to carry out his elected duty?
- Can ERYC remove access to confidential papers that any ERYC Councillor requires to carry out their elected duty?
- Can ERYC remove access to any confidential papers that Councillor Andy Strangeway wishes to see?
- Can ERYC remove access to any confidential papers that any ERYC Councillor wishes to see?
- Does the ERYC Constitution state that access to confidential papers can be denied to ERYC Councillors?
External Legal Advice
ERYC must seek external legal advice on this and fully publish the response on the legal advisors headed paper as currently we are relying on the opinion of Mathew Buckley whose very job may depend on his opinion.
I would politely suggest that such a situation could be a conflict of interest.
I am of the opinion that statements made by Mathew Buckley at Tuesdays Standards meeting are erroneous and a smoke screen.
I find it sad that Mathew fails to enter into the spirit of the questions asked.
I reserve my right to publish either further clips and/or the full recording of Tuesdays Standards meeting at anytime in the future.
The full recording is 16 minutes and 27 seconds long.