Many thanks. 

Kind regards


—– Original Message —–

From: Jonathan Vali

To: Sheila Oliver

Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 10:19 AM

Subject: RE: Cllr Goddard

Mrs Oliver

All complaints about Councillors are referred to the Monitoring Officer, who oversees their progress through the Standards Committee mechanism. I have therefore referred your email to him.



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Chief Executive’s Directorate

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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From: Sheila Oliver []
Sent: 20 May 2009 19:27
To: Jonathan

Subject: Cllr Goddard

Dear Mr Vali

Thanks for your helpful letter dated 30th April 2009.

I can’t find another contact address for Democratic Services, so I am sending this to you. If you are the wrong person, please forward it.

Councillor Goddard has repeatedly before witnesses called me a liar in council meetings. I have asked him to provide proof but he hasn’t.  Councillors aren’t allowed to call each other liars, so why can he make unsubstantiated allegations about me? I find that galling especially from someone who has been named under parliamentary privilege.

I submitted a complaint to the Chair of the Standards Committee some time ago but have heard nothing.  Would you please let me know where in the complaints system this currently is.  I am guessing you should look in the wastepaper baskets.

I look forward to hearing from you.


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