Published 10 May 2018
Some may not be able to spell the word, but nepotism has definitely reached new heights today when Dave Hunter was deposed as Chair of Neighbourhood Services in favour of Stephen Akers-Belcher. The Post wonders whether this is Hartlepool's version of the Peter Principle, where people are promoted just beyond their level of competency, but on second thoughts we realise that in SAB's case this was exceeded long ago.
David Hunter posted on facebook,
"To all who have given me such great support over the last weeks re the vote for Neighbourood Services Chair. I am genunely sad to announce that I lost the vote tonight, and that Stephen Akers Belcher is now Chair of Neighbourhod Services. This is technically subject to ratification, but that is essentially a formality. It is no secret that I hoped for at least one more year to see through the key projects and to continue to engage with the public. Thank you again and best wishes for the future. I will take the next few weeks or so to evaluate how I will react to this set back, and what the direction of travel will be for myself going forward."
Mr Hunter seems to be mulling over his options when deciding what action to take. Could this fragment the labour group? On consideration, is it possible to fragment the labour group any further than has already taken place?
At least it brings in a bit more for the Veuve Clicquot fund ...
Tags:#SAB # Hunter # Chair