He had a duty to stay

THE Tropicana vote highlights the problem with North Somerset's structure. I don't understand why Councillor Peter Bryant would need to leave the council chamber

THE Tropicana vote highlights the problem with North Somerset's structure. I don't understand why Councillor Peter Bryant would need to leave the council chamber on the grounds that, because of where he lives, he will be adversely affected by the Tropicana proposals. Secondly, for that very reason and his neighbours' interests he had a duty to stay and vote.It was reasonable for other councillors to have abstained, or gone home, rather than vote on a matter primarily of concern to Weston residents. It is unfortunate that other councillors from the north of the district did not follow their example.The vote was not for or against the Henry Boot scheme for the Tropicana. It was about whether the decision should be delayed by a few weeks until legal loopholes in the agreement had been closed.ROBERT CRAIG - Priory Road, Weston


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