Never witnessed such nastiness

Dear Sir, — In my 16 years as a Biddulph town councillor and 15 years on the district council, I have never seen proceedings as nasty and bad tempered as they are now.
As a chairman of committees on both authorities, I find the belligerent attitude of some members towards others totally unacceptable and at worst could be classed as a breach of the code of conduct.
Local Government is not (thank God) Parliament and should not start acting like it.
Social media is here to stay. I personally don’t get involved in it but that is not to say I don’t monitor it. On reflection, standards committees are going to be very busy over the next couple of years.
I don’t tolerate bullying tactics; I never have and never will.

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