Brent Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) believe that Brent Liberal Democrats have been responsible for the totally undemocratic situation in which Rev Cllr David Clues has remained as a LibDem councillor for Dudden Hill ward since he moved to Brighton, 80 miles away, in December 2011.
In this time he has continued to claim his £7974 per year in expenses despite no longer offering surgeries in his ward for residents and only attending 33% of council meetings.
In a recent “Dispatches” documentary called “How Councils Waste Your Money” Councillor Clues announced that he was resigning but as yet he still holds his position.
We think its is a disgrace that this councillor has been able to remain in position for so long under such circumstances, especially in the light of the cuts, closures and job losses which Brent residents have endured. This is an affront to local democracy and it is down to Brent Liberal Democrats to correct this situation by removing Councillor Clues.
TUSC reject the austerity policies of the establishment parties and oppose all cuts to public services and welfare. A council by- election will offer residents of Dudden Hill Ward the opportunity to elect someone who will truly stand in their interest and against further destruction of jobs and services.
Brent & Kilburn Times wrote an article based on this press release called “Brent councillor who lives in Brighton is to resign”.
Brent TUSC will be further discussing this and other issues at their next public meeting: