The 'senior councillor' wasn't me and I said so

COUNCILLOR Dawn Parry's letter tells only half the story of North Somerset's environmental services panel meeting on October 11. Dawn's fellow

COUNCILLOR Dawn Parry's letter tells only half the story of North Somerset's environmental services panel meeting on October 11. Dawn's fellow Conservative, Councillor Kellaway-Marriott, started by accusing me of being the 'senior councillor' quoted in the Mercury's article 'It Stinks', reporting the possible option of fortnightly rubbish collections. The 'senior councillor' was not me, and I said so. He or she was far more likely to be a Conservative, since a Lib Dem, Labour or Independent councillor would have no reason to be anonymous. Only a Conservative would need to hide their identity when attacking fellow Conservatives. When I speak or write to the Mercury my name is published. I have nothing to hide. Councillor Parry operates double standards in being happy for Cllr Kellaway-Marriott to accuse me in public of speaking to the press, but objecting when I reply to suggest that it was a Conservative.For the record, Cllr Parry also misquotes me in our brief conversation after the meeting. Nor did I "go to the press with sorties of fortnightly rubbish collections". The possible option of fortnightly rubbish collections from 2010 is there for everyone to see in the public report to the ES panel. The Mercury picked up the story for their article with no help from me.CLLR DEBORAH YAMANAKA - NSC Liberal Democrat group leader and chairman of Environmental Services scrutiny panel.EDITOR'S NOTE: This subject is now closed.


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