Labour Councillors in Luton have been slammed by the Liberal Democrats for giving a disgraced Labour member a double reward for his unacceptable behaviour.
“Not content with giving him the number two top job in the Town Hall, they now plan to make him the Chair of the board of directors of London Luton Airport Limited, the company which owns the source of more than 9,000 local jobs,” says Liberal Democrat leader, David Franks.
Luton’s Labour Councillors were heavily criticised last May when they reappointed Councillor Harris deputy leader of the Council even though he had been twice found to have behaved disgracefully and was at that time suspended from the Council for his latest outburst of bad behaviour.
“This demonstrates the low standards of behaviour the Labour Party expects from its senior members and the real tragedy is that they only ever seem to be sorry when they have been found out” said councillor David Franks.
“If they had any decency at all they would not tolerate such bad behaviour. But they’ve not only tolerated it, they’ve rewarded it. To appoint a man twice found guilty, twice disgraced and so recently suspended to two senior positions on the Council is a gross insult to the people of Luton who are entitled to expect higher standards from those they elect to represent them.”