Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Mark Dowd got all the votes

Most Local authorities apportion their votes according to the strength of the various parties elected to them. I have 2 of Sefton's 4 votes 1 each being given to the two smaller parties. Not so it appears with Meseyside Passeger transport authority-or what ever it is called nowadays. The Chair Mark Dowd gets the lot even though Labour haven't even got a majority of the councillors and are only kept in power by an arrangement with the Tories! One Labour councillor, who was telling me this, complained that Dowd simply didn't 'get it' A quick read of the auditors report shows that it is not only other labour councillors who are concerned about some of the governance arrangements at the old MPTE.