A great performance by Labour.
Many thanks to Cllr. Janice Duffy for her Opposition Business- a very powerful statement in defence of the people in the Eastern district eloquently put.
I am thrilled all our motions were passed unanimously with the Bondfield motion strengthened by the Tory amendment! Powerful and important speeches from Cllr. Zoe Smith and Cllr. Jane Birch about the history of the struggle for women’s suffrage and the need to continue the fight for equality..
Well done to Cllr. Julie Davenport and Cllr. Vicky Culbard standing up for their ward and their residents with hard hitting but fair descriptions about the impact of HIMOs and the need to review our policies and procedures. The motion on bidding for Housing Infrastructure funds shows we are ahead of the game and we know where the money is! Thanks to Cllr. Les Marriott as the author of our manifesto for defending our position in the light of the Tory and Lib Dem attack on us for voting against an increase in Councillor allowances for this term.
It was good to see our two by election candidates, Paul Joyce and Nikesh Jani, in the chamber showing why they should be elected. And thanks to the Mayor and Mayoress for bringing the gold medal champion from Kings Heath to the chamber and to the Mayor for getting us through a heavy agenda before 10 pm!
See the motions on the NBC website http://www.northamptonboroughcouncil.com/councillors/ieListDocuments.