Mark Hawkins (amended from Councillor Shaw) asks EDDC Tory Chair for clarification

THIS POST HAS BEEN AMENDED AS IT WAS ORIGINALLY ATTRIBUTED TO COUNCILLOR SHAW – OWL’S ERROR – APOLOGIES

“In the interests of clarity could Cllr Hughes please advise us of the date and time he received the invitation from Cllr Ingham? He seems to be trying to infer collusion and deception of Cllr Ingham’s own colleagues which in fact does not exist.”

COUNCILLOR SHAW, ON NOTING THE ERROR, HAS ADDED:

“I was not criticising either Cllr Hughes or Cllr Howe or indeed the Conservative Group. My criticism was directed at the Independent Group for failing to reach an agreement to work with their fellow Independents in the East Devon Alliance, instead allowing the Conservatives to take so many major positions. Cllr Hughes’ statement that Cllr Ingham approached him only reinforces my concerns.”