He has said the consultation will be ‘a sham’. He has provided no evidence to support that claim, so I can only assume that it is because he has already decided.
His position is that we shouldn’t consult, all schools are good schools and no school should close.
My position is that Overview and Scrutiny should do what it says.
The Cabinet has put forward a recommendation from officers that needs scrutiny and that is what I am giving it.
I have asked officers questions, which they haven’t answered.
I am listening to the teachers, the parents and the pupils.
I voted to consult you, I am listening to you, and then I will make a decision as to what to recommend.
No one will be telling me what to say and I will take that decision in the best interests of my constituents.