CAMDEN councillors meet next week for their regular all-member meeting, a session which in the past few years has largely descended into political pot-shots watched by just one or two brave souls in the public gallery. Amid the point-scoring, however, there is a chance for the cabinet of senior councillors to be quizzed on any topic – any topic – by backbenchers.
On Monday, Liberal Democrat councillor Paul Braithwaite will use this opportunity to get his ongoing irritation with council leader Sarah Hayward’s committed approach to her Twitter account off his chest.
His question: “Given the gravity of the role of Leader of Camden Council, will the Leader consider creating a separate Twitter account for matters relating to Camden, as separate from reporting on her personal interest in Arsenal, the X-Factor, restaurants and dishes she’s enjoyed and B-movies she watches on TV, which represent circa 80% of her 21,800 tweets?”
He has, of course, missed in that list my personal favourite:
I’m no royalist but my Morrissey is a dick. When did that happen?
— Sarah Hayward (@Sarah_Hayward) December 12, 2012