Saturday, 29 June 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Tory Council Could go NOC in Association No Confidence Vote Over Alleged 'Persistent Bullying'.

On Yer Bike? No Confidence motion tabled against Chairman (above) amid claims of bullying.

TBG sources have exclusively revealed that the Crawley Conservative Association are to convene a Special General Meeting in July, in order to hear a motion that the Crawley Association has no confidence in its Chairman Lee Gilroy and the Deputy Chairman political, Councillor Karl Williamson.

One source sensationally revealed to tbg - "Claims from party members have been made about Lee Gilroy and Karl Williamson, saying they have engaged in widespread and persistent bullying behaviour, and as yet, nothing appears to have been investigated by the Party."

It is rumoured that some councillors could form an independent group on Crawley council, if Gilroy and Williamson refuse to resign should they lose the No Confidence vote. The Conservatives have 21 Councillors to Labour's 16, meaning that that just 3 Tory councillors going Independent would change the Council to no overall control.

Councillor Williamson, who is an Airline Steward, made the front pages in Crawley last week, by lodging his own complaint to CCHQ of sexual harassment against Council leader Bob Lanzer. This complaint is being investigated, although Councillor Lanzer refutes the claims and is said to strongly have the overwhelming support of the Council's Conservative group.

tbg today approached Council Leader Bob Lanzer for comment on an impending vote of No Confidence to which he replied - "No comment".

The Conservatives took control of the Council in 2006 as a result of a straw poll due to an election tie and built up a majority up-until 2010 that has since frittered away.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

This "blof" is disgraceful. There is no substance behind the claims of bullying. Lee Gilroy is implimenting a councillors contract as instructed by the Conservative Party. This has been brought around by small minded, self serving councillors that are trying to find someone to blame as they cannot find the courage to confront the Conservative Party directly. Manipulation has been rampant within the Conservative Group at Crawley Borough Council for far too long.....with conspiracies for individual councillors to get their own way being the rule of law. Get some courage....face the Party directly....you all disgust me.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the above and would add that bob Lanzer has also had a complaint filed about a vendetta he admitted to while drunk outside a night club at three am on a saturday morning this vendetta included stealing an activists business ideas trashing his name in the council burying all his projects getting him barred from council meetings local business forums undermining his election campaign in 2012 and alot more. I'm disgusted by the fact that bob is still in charge while the investigation continues.
He's now using the group to formulate another vendetta a gainst the association and has encouraged councillors not to sign the new contracts which are mandatory.

Crawley conservative councillors are being bullied by bob to try and throwout a chairman that's only applying party Policey.
And this whole thing is futile because first of all it's childish secondly the party removes chairmans not councillors. These councillorshave forgotten that the assoc is the political wing of a constituency and that they step forward and ask to borrow the name and are judged by the party as to whether they are suitable. If they are not willing to canvass 1 hr a week sign the contracts be approachable and social campaign at election time and most of them don't and support the chairman and assoc they should just bugger off. Let's go into opposition and put in place proper conservatives.

Anonymous said...

This is shocking and it looks like to me that the Councillors are bullying and intimidating these the Chairman and the Deputy. Why should they be intimidated by these councillors.

From what I see and know many of the councillors are only interested in getting an allowance and it looks like they are running scared. Toughen up this is politics and if you cant handle it then get a real job. It would not be such a bad thing if many of these councillors go independent and let Labour have a go at running the council. They are not sleazy and corrupt.

Anonymous said...

Not sure how it's bullying and intimidation when the Association is implementing a contract which CCHQ has told them to do.

Best thing for Crawley is to go NOC to weed out the rubbish but those threatening to go Independent would never do it as they are only concerned about their allowances for Cabinet and Chairs of Committees.

It is well known in the Conservative Group and people have alluded to the fact that Bob Lanzer has paid for Councillors membership subs to Horsham as they refuse to join Crawley. This along with dodgy deals for positions is all to keep them onboard and protect the majority.

Pathetic Leader!

Anonymous said...

I'm 89 years old and have never liked Mr Lanzer since the first time I've met him in 1990. I spoke to him and he just rolled his at me and turned his back. Vote con nationally. Henrys nice. But Bob. No.

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Ali Khan said...

Bet there is a lot more to this than we are seeing. Why would the Councillors feel that they are being bullied. The real story will come out about corruption, sleaze, debauchery, back handers.

Looks to me like the two Party Members are fighting against a sewer infested with rats and I wish them the best of luck.

Robin Clarke said...

Looks like the Conservative group is in meltdown. Perhaps Councillor Lanzer needs to take control of his group instead of being 'away' from the town hall because of a complaint lodged against him as reported in local papers.

I praise those Councillors who actually have REAL jobs and know what it is like to live in the REAL world.

To those able Councillors who don't, go and get one and stop sponging off the tax payers with all your allowances at Borough and County.

Disgraceful.

Alison Burke said...

As a former Conservative Councillor at Crawley Borough Councillor and a member of the Crawley Conservatives - I am not surprised at the cowardice behind these comments or this action. Lee Gilroy is a strong Chair and those that wish to manipulate the Association and the Council to suit themselves are the driving force behind such comments and actions. Just so that people are aware...there are also some good Conservative Councillors currently on the Council!

Resident of Crawley said...

This is Cyber Bullying with the picture and name of these persons across the internet. I bet nobody has asked them for their side of the story.

Sounds like Councillors trying to hide the truth. Why doesnt Cllr Bob Lanzer speak on this ? Was it him that reported this story ?

I have just seen another post of Cllr Lanzer and what a filthy story !!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm embarrassed now by some of my colleagues and shocked by this list. Bullying Lee Gilroy won't get us anywhere. The association is now running properly with a well organised campaign just recently held revenues are up and so are members debts are gone and now this sgm. Shame on you cllrs Denmanx2 Bloom Crow Brockwell Quirk Burgess Peck Boxall Trussell Cumper and of all people Carol
I've been demoted from cabinet recently and you don't see me with my hands round Bobs neck.
Lees just implementing national Policey so just sign these damn contracts and let's move

Anonymous said...

As ever, the passage of time shows up Gilroy for the confidence-trickster that he really is.

Anonymous said...

It's obvious that the first 4 comments have been written by Gilroy himself.

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