LBRUT Councillor resigns, legal action to follow
By Teddington People | Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:30
Richmond Borough Council today issued a short press release announcing that Councillor Virginia Morris, formerly responsible for Environment, has resigned.
Cllr Morris has held the Cabinet post since 2010 and will be replaced by Cllr Pamela Flemming with immediate effect.
Leader of the Council, Cllr True, said:
“I am sorry Cllr Morris has had to leave the Cabinet, but I believe this the appropriate course as she has indicated that she intends to commence legal action against the Council. Virginia must be free to pursue the remedies that she believes to be right, but under the principle of collective responsibility a member of the Cabinet is responsible for upholding the established policies and actions of Council officers.
“ Virginia has played a very significant part in making major improvements to Richmond ’s planning and environmental policies and has led the important Uplift projects across the Borough, for which I thank her sincerely.”