Thursday 18th July 2024,
North Yorks Enquirer

Motion of No Confidence Tabled

Motion of No Confidence Tabled

  • an “In My View” article by NIGEL WARD, updating readers on the latest efforts of Independent Councillors of two dsifferent stripes to stop the rot. The Cluster of Independent Members and the Yorkshire Coast Independent Alliance currently field a total of nine Councillors – two more than the Independent Group, whose present state of fracture has undermined the SIDDONS Leadership beyond the point of continued credibility.


On Tuesday 19th January 2021, SBC CEO and Head of Paid Service received a series of five separate emails calling upon the Council to convene an Extraordinary Meeting to consider the following Item of business:

I wish to move a Vote of No Confidence in the Leader of Scarborough Borough Council, Councillor Steve Siddons. 

And I would hope and expect that 4 fellow members will support this Motion. 

When that support is forthcoming, I will look forward to a specially convened meeting of Full Council to be scheduled as soon as possible. 

Many thanks  

Councillor William Chatt

Following the requisite four supporting emails – from Councillors Mike COCKERILL [C.I.M.], Neil HERITAGE [Y.C.I.A.], Guy SMITH [Y.C.I.A.], and Sam CROSS [Y.C.I.A.] – Councillor Bill CHATT’s Motion was Mike GREENE acknowledged, thus:

On 19 Jan 2021, at 19:07, Mike Greene <> wrote:

Evening all,

Thank you for your emails. I will make sure  Democratic services enact the usual process in line with the constitution in the morning.

Bill as the proposer we will give you a call tomorrow. 



It is interesting to observe that no Conservatives have taken part in this intervention. Members of the Independent Group, take note.

So there you have it; light at the end of the long, dark tunnel.

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