At the end of a two-hour meeting last night (Monday) Plaid Cymru councillors forming the 28-strong opposition group on Carmarthenshire County Council unanimously resolved to present two motions of no confidence in the Council’s leadership.
The first is a motion of no confidence in Chief Executive, Mark James.
The second is a motion of no confidence in three members of the Council’s Executive Board – Leader, Kevin Madge, former Leader Meryl Gravell and Deputy Leader, Pam Palmer. These three current members of the Executive Board were on the Board when it made decisions which have been branded unlawful by the Wales Audit Office.
Plaid are also calling for an extraordinary meeting of the full council and for the Chief Executive to be suspended pending a full investigation.
Opposition group Leader, Councillor Peter Hughes Griffiths said his group will ask for an emergency meeting of the full council, to be held immediately and in advance of the budget-decision meeting which is scheduled for 19th February.
Cllr Hughes Griffiths added that Council Leader Kevin Madge should immediately suspend the Chief Executive pending a full investigation.
Speaking after the group meeting on Monday evening, he said: