NO, NO, NO – Diviani does NOT have the trust of the Council.
He has the PROTECTION of his Tory cronies.
“East Devon District Council’s Conservative Leader says that he still has the confidence and trust of the council after a failed vote of no confidence into his leadership – but the leader of the opposition says that he will now do all in his power to kick out all the Tories at the next election.
Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Ben Ingham, the leader of the East Devon Alliance, said that he would do everything in his power to ensure that he could field 59 candidates at the next district elections.
Cllr Ingham said: “The Tories on this council voted to protect the political career of Paul Diviani instead of looking after the people of East Devon.
“As a result, I will do all that I can in my power to in 20 months field 59 independent councillors at the East Devon District Council elections and this will give the people a chance to kick out the lot of them, and I challenge the people of East Devon to do that.
Cllr Diviani though said that the vote showed that he did have the trust of the council. …”