Lambeth’s Conservative opposition leader Cllr Tim Briggs said one of the issues he had been trying to come to terms with was why Lambeth were dysfunctional in terms of services. “The only example I had to compare it with was Wandsworth and the way contracts are priced.
“In Lambeth they allow line managers to price contracts. “In Wandsworth they have a team of lawyers who amend the contracts every year and drive savings.
“In Lambeth we don’t have that. “We get the same old contractors and they do a pretty rubbish job.
“I know a lot of people won’t be voting Conservative but have a look at our budget for Lambeth, have a look at the Green party budget for Lambeth as well.”
Cllr Briggs said he was elected as a councillor four years ago and became leader of the opposition. “I was thrust into this with two other Conservative councillors and one Green party councillor as the opposition. “I spent the first year going to meetings and trying to work out what was going on. “I didn’t have anything to compare it with.
“One of the nice things about this meeting is there are people from all parties, people who are not party political. “I go to meetings chock full of Labour councillors who tell me everything is normal. “Coming to this meeting I feel I’m normal.”
Kate Hoey: “Thank you for coming when other councillors wouldn’t.”
Tim Briggs: “That’s my job.”
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