The deputy mayor of Wisbech, who faced calls earlier this week for his resignation, accused critics of orchestrating a “sustained character assassination” and hinted he was unsure if he wanted to remain a councillor.
The conduct committee of Fenland District Council unanimously dismissed a complaint by the deputy mayor of Wisbech, Councillor Steve Tierney against UKIP councillor Alan Lay. Verbatim minutes from the town council meetings are included at the foot of our report.
Placard waving members of a newly formed group of residents calling themselves Wisbech Voices manned the steps at Fenland Hall in March this morning in support of a 78-year-old councillor facing a conduct hearing.
It would seem from last week’s headlines that Cllr Steve Tierney was instrumental in scuttling the Selective Landlord Licensing scheme - the scheme being designed to protect tenants from the bad Landlords of Wisbech.
Allegations by 78-year-old UKIP councillor Alan Lay that he was threatened by the mayor of Wisbech Garry Tibbs will be considered by the conduct committee of Fenland Council following a complaint by deputy mayor Steve Tierney.
Yet again headlines are made by the deputy mayor this time in relation to supposed comments by Cllr Alan Lay regarding the mayor. Is the mayor not able to make his own complaint or is this just another case of Steve Tierney playing Mr Nasty against the Lay family.