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Councillor on Medway Council
Speech delivered to full Council about the sizes of political groups on the Council

John Ward

Speech delivered to the full Council meeting on 20th April 2006

Thank you Mr Mayor.

Just a brief comment from me on this, Mr Mayor.

The table at 3.2 of the report threw into sharp relief when I saw it an interesting fact—especially from this Group‘s point of view—that has resulted from a recent change that was therefore not quite the case when we last all gathered in this Chamber.

There are now to all intents and purposes twice as many Conservative members of this Council as the number of members of the largest opposition group.

We are also more than five times the size of the next group down, and over fifteen times the size of the other group—if indeed "group" is really a sensible term in that instance.

I just thought it worth pointing this out, to bring a little extra happiness to the majority of members in this Chamber tonight.

Thank you very much, Mr Mayor.

John M Ward (Councillor, Rochester South and Horsted)