Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Robertson missed full council meeting after drinkies with the PM
Cornwall Council's Tory Leader Alec Robertson missed last Tuesday's Full Council meeting because he had 'flu according to the apology which was read out to members at the time. His absence meant that members could not question him on the running of the council which is currently making huge cuts to frontline services.
Yet the evening before he had been at a reception at 10 Downing Street given by the Prime Minister for Conservative council leaders.
I have checked with the Downing St press office who have confirmed that the event took place on Monday evening and was attended by David Cameron and Local Govt minister Eric Pickles among others.
Also present - and shown in the photo above - was Cornwall Council Leader Alec Robertson. I've added the circle to show Cllr Robertson. The original pic is available on the Conservative Home website.
So why did Cllr Robertson miss the full council meeting? If it was really flu then he did remarkably well to be up and about again for Wednesday's Cabinet meeting. It surely can't have been a hangover?