Friday, February 10, 2012

Lib Dems call for resignation of David Parsons, the Conservative leader of Leicestershire County Council

Yesterday I blogged about the calls on David Parsons, the Conservative leader of Leicestershire County Council, to resign. has not published more details of the affair:
Leicestershire leader David Parsons faces a crunch meeting over his future today after internal investigation following whistle-blowing allegations suggested a "technical breach of the county council’s Code of Conduct" and a potential breach of the Companies Act.
The website goes on to say that earlier this week Cllr Parsons told its sister publication The MJ that there was "no money owing" over his travel expenses, and that he was "very willing to co-operate" with the standards investigation.

Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrat group on Leicestershire County Council has called on him to resign:
The Liberal Democrat group believes that the additional allegations, combined with Mr Parsons attitude regarding those allegations and his lack of transparency have eroded the reputation of the Council and the office of Leader of the Council. We therefore strongly believe that Mr Parsons should resign immediately as his position is no longer tenable.

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