So there were no surprises last night at Margate Charter Trustees Meeting, except one. As I warned Cllr Hart and his absent Labour Charter Trustees, if you fail to attend and do not join in, do not be surprised when The Ezekielites do as they clearly intended to do last week and thus appoint 'Mauwice's' and 'Martin's' fellow Cliftonville East Ward Cllr, Brian Sullivan as Deputy Mayor for 2010/11.
Here is last night's Press Release:
Following the extraordinary meeting of the Margate Charter Trustees this evening, the Worshipful The Town Mayor of Margate for the remainder of this municipal year 2010/2011 is Cllr Michael Tomlinson. The Deputy Mayor for the same period is Cllr Brian Sullivan. Bothe the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be sworn into office in an investiture to take place in The Mayor's Parlour on Wednesday 24th February at 19:00
For Cllr Johnston, last night must have been like walking into the Lion's Den. Where was your Leadership and support Cllr Hart and other Labour Trustees, for the longest serving Charter Trustee, whose services to Margate and its electorate in her ward, have still yet to be recognised by an election as Mayor or Deputy Mayor by The Charter Trustees? Instead the Ezekiel Party has elected as Mayor (a town Burgess) and a former Mayor (as Deputy) as expected. You are all as responsible for last nights travesty, as the manipulating Ezekielites, who quite clearly did not want Cllr Johnston as a Deputy Mayor.
I now come to the one surprise that leaves me flabbergasted with the utter disregard for the feelings of the electorate in Margate and lack of integrity that exists amongst The Ezekielites. Not only did former Conservative Party Cllr and disgraced late Mayor, Ted Watt-Ruffell attend The Charter Trustees (has the man no sense of propriety?) but I am reliably informed that he actually proposed Mick Tomlinson as Mayor which was then seconded by Cllr Ezekiel !
So let's re-build the public confidence in The Mayoralty and last year's disastrous Ezekiel choice by having last year's disastrous choice, propose his replacement and presumably vote with the other Ezekielites as required by their twice disgraced (two Standards raps) Leader.
One couldn't invent this sorry saga if one tried.