Petition update

Two Tory councillors resign in protest: Text WICK83 £1 to help end homelessness!

Holly Fishwick
London, United Kingdom

Jan 23, 2018 — Hi everyone,

A quick update from me:

You may have seen that Mr Dudley today survived a motion of no confidence vote within his own Conservative group meeting.

Seven councillors are said to have voted against him, with two quitting the party in protest. Paul Brimacombe and Asghar Majeed immediately resigned from the council's Conservative group and will both instead continue as independents.

They said in a joint statement: "It was not considered appropriate... to wholeheartedly disagree with the will of the group on this fundamental issue and yet to remain within the group."

It has never been my intention to call for Mr Dudley to resign for his comments, but I do still believe he should openly apologise for his remarks; recognise the offense he caused and take responsibility for it. As it stands, Mr Dudley has not yet expressed sufficient regret for his comments.

In the meantime I have tried to arrange a meeting with Mr Dudley to deliver this petition on behalf of all of us. I've been told that although Mr Dudley's personal assistant will meet with me, she apparently "doesn't however think a wider meeting is required." Ehem.

I thanked her for her offer, but said that unless Mr Dudley will accept the petition himself, then I will hold off and publicly deliver it to the Maidenhead council buildings the day before the royal wedding in May.

He faces another no confidence vote at a full council meeting next week. Watch this space.

In the meantime, let's applaud Mr Brimacombe and Mr Majeed for sticking with their convictions and support them by texting:
WICK83 £1 to 70070 to help end homelessness for good thanks to Centrepoint and the incredible work they do!

Just think - if every person who's signed this petition text to donate just £1, we'd have over £270,000 towards helping young people get the help and support they need.


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