Councillor Grice works for Manchester Airport and chaired the planning meeting which passed the £350m Airport Link Road. He failed to declare an interest. He should have left the meeting and taken no further part, not chaired it. This, apparently, was a criminal offence. How could he have missed the fact that the scheme was designed to benefit his employer? It stated as much in almost every document. Had Councillor Grice even bothered to read the relevant documentation surrounding this massive development? Under these circumstances is the passed road planning application even legally binding?

LibDems eh. Could they, should they run a whelk stand?