These are not my words, but I would like to pass on received wisdom:
Even if the Local Board has the right to make this decision to give Faye Storer the Chairmanship, it doesn’t make it the right decision.
The Local Government Act (s14-16) is very explicit on the obligations of councils and boards to take on board the community’s views.
Due to the recent general local body election (with a 65% participation rate – one of the highest in the country) the community’s view couldn’t be more clear.
Denise to lead – with a more conservative group of board members as a check and balance.