3 thoughts on “Official transcript of EDDC CEO evidence to Parliamentary Committee on Voter Engagement

  1. Is there a breakdown of the areas of the “missing potential voters” ?
    Cllr Eileen Wragg has identified a complete street in Exmouth untouched by the remit of Mr Williams .
    I wonder how many potential Tories live in said areas…

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  2. Forgive my confusion with all these contradictory statements, but is it not the simplest explanation that the CEO (or whatever grand title is given to the administrators of statutory authorities) is doing nothing more than dance to the tune of the party currently in power. Mr Williams seems to think, admittedly only on due reflection, that he just might be answerable to Councillors. So that would mean, in the ‘first past the post’ system whoever has the simple majority of Council seats. After all, this has been the demand of Westminster for many years, that local councils toe the national government line and do what they are told by a centralised government? So there is nothing contrary in being one persona in Somerset and quite another in Devon.

    Of course you would immediately observe that it is the duty of the officials to work with all elected Councillors equally and to give advice and guidance on that basis. But perhaps that would demand that we grant Mr Williams superhuman powers, when the more depressing truth is that he is mortal, but hopefully not venal.

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  3. I note that Mr Williams was asked if the District Council’s Scrutiny Committee had investigated his failure to record voters. But is it at all likely that they would investigate the man who vetoed their examination of the role of the East Devon Business Forum in planning?

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