Watch local Lib Dem group leaders explain why they opposed Cereste “coup” at Council

Cllr Davidson, Cllr Shaheed and Cllr Sandford

At the latest Annual Council meeting, an attempt was made by Cllr David Harrington (Indp, Newborough) and leader of the Peterborough Independent Forum (which now includes 3 UKIP councillors) to oust Tory leader Cllr Cereste, through a formal motion to the Council at the town hall. The best bit was, the intention to replace Cllr Cereste with ………… himself!

The attempt FAILED with 32 councillors voting against the motion, 14 supporting it and 10 abstained from voting. ALL four Lib Dem city councillors voted against the motion!

You can watch what Cllr Nick Sandford, group leader of the Peterborough Liberal Democrats council group, had to say on the matter by playing the video below!

Liberal Democrat deputy group leader, Cllr Darren Fower, said after the meeting that he felt such a move would not be in the interest of the residents he served, as the council faces a £19 million shortfall in its budget.

Watch what Cllr Darren Fower had to say at the meeting, by pressing play on the video below!

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