I chaired a Complaints Panel last night and it is almost certainly the last one I will be involved in before the elections. Subject to what others decide over the next couple of months it could be my last one?
It is always a good idea to look back briefly and consider what has gone well and not so well. If I was to produce a list of the best and most important five things I have done as a Lead Member since 2006, the creation of this panel would most certainly feature. I wrote a piece about it on Conservative Home – here.
Whilst I was angry at the terrible legacy that my predecessor left me and the bad reasons the previous adminstration gave against this panel being set up (I first suggested it when in opposition), credit is due to the Labour Group for being part of this, especially the likes of Councillor Vaught who have made a great contribution to the success. Others have also done really well, amongst them Councillors Gill Hutchison, Barbara Harris, Peter Hills, Shirley Fisher, Sam Hearn, Councillor Andy Morgan-Watts, Linda Nakamura and Paul Lynch
This goes to prove that implementation is sometimes more important than the idea and execution is more important than the strategy.
Another example of a brilliant turnaround!