Rochdale Lib Dems, formerly led by PR Paul Rowen MP (removed - for now - from right after a cease and desist "take down" notice) who took two salaries for two whole years and is yet to explain what he did with the loot, need to rush back to school by the look of things. LOL call on PR Paul to speedily condemn his shoddy Lib Dem crew for failing to vote sensibly on a Labour motion, also supported by Conservatives and independents, to roll out 20 mph zones for all local schools.
Just two Lib Dems voted for life saving 20 mph zones, one who is not the sharpest chisel in the toolbox voted against, while the rest sat on their hands and abstained.
All over the place. How on earth are they going to explain this vote in their blurry Focus leaflets? Answers on a postcard please. Why would they want drivers at large to be permitted to race by schools at 30 mph? Nationally more of their fellow franchise holders support these limits than not Google, though Lib Dems stopped Islington Greens' progress on a similar scheme.
Happily the motion was carried. But why didn't Lib Dems not (a) vote for the motion as it stood or (b) get their act together and amend it to suit their view or (c) have the guts to vote against road safety for kids and freedom for what these Liberals have been wont to call "boy racers"?
FOOTNOTE: Obviously speeding blur PR Paul Rowen (left) should have gone to Specsavers. The ones above make him look like he's been on the lash. PR Paul should probably also review and replace his current Botox contractor.
Lib Dem group councillors are apparently all donating substantial sums to party funds, though this tithe scheme is neither declared to Electoral Commission nor included in audited accounts. In fact they haven't submitted any for years though turnover must be over £25,000 threshhold.