Friday, October 24, 2008

"Not in our name": statement by Liberal Democrat councillors

Liberal Democrat members of Neath Port Talbot Council responded to an article in the South Wales Evening Post with the following statement:

We understand that Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council has applied to the High Court for a number of injunctions in the case of a child said to have been taken from its parents, Neath Port Talbot residents, while the family was visiting the United States.

As at the close of official business on the day before the council went to court, only one elected member had any knowledge of the injunctions.

We would wish to make it clear that no committee of council has ever discussed or passed any resolution in connection with these injunctions. As elected members, we do not wish to be associated with them.

They were not done in our name.

Councillor Keith Davies (Coedffranc North)
Councillor Des Sparkes (Cimla)
Councillor Frank Little (Cadoxton)

(Councillor John Warman is abroad on holiday and could not be contacted)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Having had first hand experience of Social Service in Neath Port Talbot Council - I can well understand social services taking this route; all I will say is I'm glad I'm not a young person, vulnerable adult or an OAP living in the County.

In fact, I'm no longer living in the County, this is the last place I would wish to grow old in.

G. Lewis
Bridgend Lib Dems