Greenwich Council leader Chris Roberts' absence at council meetings in 2014

Greenwich Council leader Chris Roberts' absence at council meetings in 2014

Greenwich Council leader Chris Roberts' absence at council meetings in 2014

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GREENWICH Council's leader has not been to a meeting for nearly two months.

Councillor Chris Roberts has not been to a meeting all year and his last attendance was at a full council meeting on December 18.

News Shopper understands he has also failed to attend meetings of the Labour Group.

A spokesman for Greenwich Council said: “Councillor Roberts has given apologies to two or three meetings in the past month or so due to other commitments and illness.”

It comes after a difficult few months for the council leader - due to stand down at the next election - after News Shopper called for him to go following embarrassing revelations about his conduct and a "bullying culture" in his party.

It is understood the London Labour Party is now investigating an abusive voicemail he left on the phone of a colleague. A local party investigation last year let him off with a warning.

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3:53pm Mon 17 Feb 14

concerned.erith says...

How many other jobs do you get paid for when you don't turn up for work?
How many other jobs do you get paid for when you don't turn up for work? concerned.erith
  • Score: 5

7:38am Tue 18 Feb 14

TonyMcG says...

Typical of him, he should be kicked off the Council, he is like all the other Labour councilors, a waste of space.I only see them out and about when an election is due.
Typical of him, he should be kicked off the Council, he is like all the other Labour councilors, a waste of space.I only see them out and about when an election is due. TonyMcG
  • Score: 5

9:27am Tue 18 Feb 14

toffeeapple says...

I had my local labour councillor's (Teresa Pearce) minions knock on my door last night asking if they could 'count on my vote'. Haven't seen or heard anything from them in the past 4 years when our local area had anti-social issues and they were contacted for help.....funny how there's an election coming up and they turn up in person!
I had my local labour councillor's (Teresa Pearce) minions knock on my door last night asking if they could 'count on my vote'. Haven't seen or heard anything from them in the past 4 years when our local area had anti-social issues and they were contacted for help.....funny how there's an election coming up and they turn up in person! toffeeapple
  • Score: 5

10:34am Tue 18 Feb 14

Teresapearce says...

Dear toffee apple you mention me but I am not a local councillor. However I am concerned that you say you got no response to a request for help re anti social behaviour. Please email me the details and I will find out why there was no response. Email is teresa.pearce.mp@par
liament.uk
Dear toffee apple you mention me but I am not a local councillor. However I am concerned that you say you got no response to a request for help re anti social behaviour. Please email me the details and I will find out why there was no response. Email is teresa.pearce.mp@par liament.uk Teresapearce
  • Score: 6

9:45pm Thu 20 Feb 14

j.j. says...

toffeeapple wrote:
I had my local labour councillor's (Teresa Pearce) minions knock on my door last night asking if they could 'count on my vote'. Haven't seen or heard anything from them in the past 4 years when our local area had anti-social issues and they were contacted for help.....funny how there's an election coming up and they turn up in person!
Funny, isn't it. I always know that there is an election coming when they clean up the area around Eltham station.
[quote][p][bold]toffeeapple[/bold] wrote: I had my local labour councillor's (Teresa Pearce) minions knock on my door last night asking if they could 'count on my vote'. Haven't seen or heard anything from them in the past 4 years when our local area had anti-social issues and they were contacted for help.....funny how there's an election coming up and they turn up in person![/p][/quote]Funny, isn't it. I always know that there is an election coming when they clean up the area around Eltham station. j.j.
  • Score: 1

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