Lib Dems Win Battle to Open Scrutiny Meetings to Public

Liberal Democrat County Councillor John Ungar has succeeded in forcing the Conservatives, who run East Sussex County Council, to webcast their scrutiny meetings.

Cllr John Ungar explains,

“As Liberal Democrat councillors we believe that we are accountable to the public. Scrutiny meetings are an opportunity to review council policy and services. This is a cross-party opportunity to take an in-depth look at areas of concern raised, either by councillors or by members of the public, if issues are clearly wide-spread across the county. These meetings can act as a positive opportunity to improve our services, as well as to challenge where appropriate, and to hold the Cabinet decision-makers to account.”

Last year Conservative councillors voted against this, but this time common sense prevailed and John’s request was agreed.

Well done John!

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