The leader of Eastleigh Liberal Democrats Keith House has been re-elected in his absence -as leader of the Eastleigh Borough Council – in a unanimous and unopposed vote.
The annual general meeting of Eastleigh Borough Council, the first full council meeting to be presided over by new Mayor John Caldwell, was held at the Civic Offices yesterday and managed to get through the agenda in less than 15 minutes – all items being approved either unanimously or by a clear majority, unopposed and without the need of debate.
The Lib Dem councillor for Bishopstoke West, Anne Winstanley, was also re elected as Deputy leader and the chairs and members of various committees and panels were appointed while the six newly elected councillors had a chance to introduce themselves.
There are now 39 ruling Liberal Democrat Councilors with the opposition consisting of just 4 Conservatives and one Labour councillor.
The next full Council meeting will be on July22.
Well, I think it would be fair if they all had a go, what do you think?