• CarolineShah

The autocratic crushing of democracy in Kingston

Updated: Jul 31, 2019

The crushing of democracy in Kingston

Last Tuesday, 9 July 2019, I presented two deputations to Full Council, each signed by ten residents (although many more people offered their names):

1. Against the use of the Chief Executive's power to prevent residents from challenging the decision to enter in to an unlimited concession contract to sub-let space throughout the Borough to a "workspace provider" on the basis of urgency

2. Against the recommendation to Full Council to approve the setting up of a property development group structure with £68 million initial investment to invest in commercial property all over the south east of England

You can read both deputations under the Analysis tab on this website

The process for each deputation:

I had FIVE minutes to present the deputation. The COUNCIL had TEN minutes to ask QUESTIONS

I presented each deputation

Not one councillor asked a SINGLE question

Both recommendations were APPROVED by Council

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