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BREAKING NEWS: Crawley Council Leader invites call ‘motion of no confidence’ as two Labour Councillors resign

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As two Labour Councillors resign from the party leaving Crawley with a minority running the council, the current Crawley Council Leader Peter Lamb has called for a ‘motion of no confidence’ to be called.

So what does this now mean for the town? Well the email sent by the Labour Leader could be a clever decision following the situation he finds his party now in.

A ‘motion of no confidence’ would only come about if the Conservatives decided amongst themselves to call for the motion.

But would they?

This may sound like a strange question, but there is a danger here for without knowing which way the two Councillors who have jumped ship are going to vote, then it could be a clever step by the current Council Leader.

This is because if the motion is called then the onus of who runs the town will end up on the shoulders of the two councillors who have left the Labour party, something which could be seen as a clever manipulation.

So the question about calling for a motion is not a straight forward decision by the Conservatives.

It may be that the Conservatives ignore the invite and look to see through the rest of the year and see how their voting works in the meantime and if they wanted to, call for the motion later in the year.

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Crawley Council Leader agrees to meet with opposition party to resolve towns leadership situation

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The leader of Crawley Borough Council, Peter Lamb, has agreed to meet with the towns opposition party, the Conservatives after an invite was extended in response the Mr Lambs call for a motion of no confidence.

In what has been a very tense time across the town politically for the past week, with two Councillors leaving the Labour party resulting in the party have a minority council, another step forward has been made for the council to come to an agreement of how it will continue for the rest of the year.

In a letter replying to Conservative Leader Duncan Crow, Peter Lamb says:

“We belong to different parties of very different beliefs, beliefs which in any ordinary circumstances would make joint-working impossible… However, current circumstances are far from ordinary…Recent events mean that no such majority exists.

We owe it to the town to resolve the current impasse. Consequently the Labour Group has asked that I take up your offer of talks to see what, if any, agreement can be reached.”

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