We have currently two councillors holding Special Port Folios and claiming "diplomatic immunity" over Constituency representation by claiming conflict of interest when they are overtly involved in particular matters. Holding a port folio does not debar you from your right under 10:2 of the councill consitution which makes it OVERTLY clear to Councillors that their OVER RIDING respnsibility is to CONSTITUENTS
As the person with strategic responsibility for planning I don't get involved with specific applications as it can be perceived as undue influence and in this case a conflict of interest. The same would apply of cllr Andy Thornton but Cllr Gill Thornton will be able to make representations on behalf of the community
The Third has been deselected and is currently canvassing in another ward time better spent with Consituents of the Royds Ward ?
So If you wonder why your complaints concerns or ward business gets unattended that is the reason Why . So if someone knocks on your door saying what they can do for you I would be a little wary in believing them !!!! Judge them on fact
Enquiry To Monitorring Officer on Constitutional aBsis
Can you qualify under the councils Governance and Constitution how we can end up with two Senior Port Folio Holders in one ward or that matter even three when it seems clear that such a position is an unhealthy one encumbering constitutional representation