Labour victory in budget vote


A quick update on the issue of free school meals in Islington. Last night saw a dramatic council meeting in the Town Hall. Apparently there were a lot of tears, tantrums and talks with lawyers!

I am very pleased to hear that the Labour group of councillors was able to pass its budget proposals – namely the provision of free school meals for primary school children in the borough – in the face of fierce opposition from the Lib Dem council.

Since the Labour plan also included cutting councillors’ salaries (amongst the highest in the country) it’s perhaps not surprising that the Lib Dems were very unhappy about this.

Lib Dem leader James Kempton has said he wants to see the vote overturned (because a Lib Dem councillor was ill and couldn’t attend the meeting, thus depriving them of a crucial vote). Pah!

If there’s any more news it will get posted here.

Captain Jako


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