Official: No One Barnet mandate

Yesterday we reported that there has been another split in the Conservative party and a second Councillor has spoken out against One Barnet, claiming that the project has no mandate.

The story was run by the Barnet Press and The Guardian.

Below you can read the full exchange which outlines Cllr Khatri's concern about lack of mandate and consultation to the Barnet Conservative Councillors, Conservative Cabinet and Mr Offord MP. 

From: Finn, Cllr Anthony Conservative [mailto:Cllr.A.Finn@barnet.gov.uk]
Sent: 12 November 2012 18:15
To: OFFORD, Matthew; Khatri, Cllr Sury Conservative; Rayner, Cllr Hugh Conservative; Davey, Cllr Tom Conservative; Gordon, Cllr Brian Conservative; Scannell, Cllr Joan Conservative; Hart Cllr Helena Conservative; Yawitch, Cllr Darrel Conservative; Hart, Cllr John Conservative; Schama, Cllr Brian Conservative; Braun, Cllr Maureen Conservative; Shooter, Cllr Mark Conservative
Cc: Cornelius, Cllr Richard Conservative; Rams, Cllr Robert Conservative; Thomas, Daniel Cllr Conservative
Subject: Re: One Barnet Letter

 

___ENOUGH__

Please can we concentrate our efforts on fighting our opponents not ourselves
Anthony


From: OFFORD, Matthew
To: Khatri, Cllr Sury Conservative; Rayner, Cllr Hugh Conservative; Davey, Cllr Tom Conservative; Gordon, Cllr Brian Conservative; Scannell, Cllr Joan Conservative; Hart Cllr Helena Conservative; Yawitch, Cllr Darrel Conservative; Hart, Cllr John Conservative; Schama, Cllr Brian Conservative; Braun, Cllr Maureen Conservative; Finn, Cllr Anthony Conservative; Shooter, Cllr Mark Conservative
Cc: Cornelius, Cllr Richard Conservative; Rams, Cllr Robert Conservative; Thomas, Daniel Cllr Conservative
Sent: Mon Nov 12 18:00:42 2012
Subject: RE: One Barnet Letter

Your apology is accepted. However, your lack of knowledge about your Group’s own policies is a matter for you to get a grasp of.

 

Perhaps you should read the Council’s own website http://www.barnet.gov.uk/info/920056/one_barnet_transformation_programme/904/one_barnet_transformation_programme

 

 

From: Khatri, Cllr Sury Conservative [mailto:Cllr.S.Khatri@Barnet.gov.uk]
Sent: 12 November 2012 17:56
To: OFFORD, Matthew; Rayner, Cllr Hugh Conservative; Davey, Cllr Tom Conservative; Gordon, Cllr Brian Conservative; Scannell, Cllr Joan Conservative; Hart Cllr Helena Conservative; Yawitch, Cllr Darrel Conservative; Hart, Cllr John Conservative; Schama, Cllr Brian Conservative; Braun, Cllr Maureen Conservative; Finn, Cllr Anthony Conservative; Shooter, Cllr Mark Conservative
Cc: Cornelius, Cllr Richard Conservative; Rams, Cllr Robert Conservative; Thomas, Daniel Cllr Conservative
Subject: RE: One Barnet Letter

 

Am sorry to say I disagree - WE DO NOT HAVE  MANDATE and I said this in Group many months ago

 

You were in Cabinet so you would have known and my guess only a handful in Cabinet then knew of IDEA (no details am sure).  How many backbench Councillors aware of except the word - Easy Council'  'Future Shape' etc

What details were available then so how can a resident say he agrees with when they voted for the conservatives,  Can you tell me how we had publicised this fact.  As I did not come across any material on this when we were campaigning for election.

As of Today we still do not have any details - so how can one say and we cant even say today we agree with what is being proposed.

Kind Regards
Cllr Sury N Khatri
Mill Hill Ward
Tel: +44(0) 208 349 2606
Tel: +44(0) 7771 387686

 

 


From: OFFORD, Matthew [mailto:matthew.offord.mp@parliament.uk]
Sent: 12 November 2012 17:43
To: Khatri, Cllr Sury Conservative; Rayner, Cllr Hugh Conservative; Davey, Cllr Tom Conservative; Gordon, Cllr Brian Conservative; Scannell, Cllr Joan Conservative; Hart Cllr Helena Conservative; Yawitch, Cllr Darrel Conservative; Hart, Cllr John Conservative; Schama, Cllr Brian Conservative; Braun, Cllr Maureen Conservative; Finn, Cllr Anthony Conservative; Shooter, Cllr Mark Conservative
Cc: Cornelius, Cllr Richard Conservative; Rams, Cllr Robert Conservative; Thomas, Daniel Cllr Conservative
Subject: RE: One Barnet Letter

It was well know before the election as the Cabinet had agreed to undertake works to introduce the project.

 

So that is correct.

 

From: Khatri, Cllr Sury Conservative [mailto:Cllr.S.Khatri@Barnet.gov.uk]
Sent: 12 November 2012 17:41
To: OFFORD, Matthew; Rayner, Cllr Hugh Conservative; Davey, Cllr Tom Conservative; Gordon, Cllr Brian Conservative; Scannell, Cllr Joan Conservative; Hart Cllr Helena Conservative; Yawitch, Cllr Darrel Conservative; Hart, Cllr John Conservative; Schama, Cllr Brian Conservative; Braun, Cllr Maureen Conservative; Finn, Cllr Anthony Conservative; Shooter, Cllr Mark Conservative
Cc: Cornelius, Cllr Richard Conservative; Rams, Cllr Robert Conservative; Thomas, Daniel Cllr Conservative
Subject: RE: One Barnet Letter

 

Dear Matthew

 

thank you for your email

 

I that second paragraph and the Conservative Group were elected on this mandate is misleading - the Conservative Party did not campaign on this basis and we do not have a mandate.  None of the literature we distributed prior to the election mentioned one iota of this.  The local people do not want this and have not been consulted, hence the vociferous reaction by residents.  As Councillors (2 1/2 years hence) we still have no details on this so how can we have campaigned that this was the best thing since slice bread

 

Kind Regards
Cllr Sury N Khatri
Mill Hill Ward
Tel: +44(0) 208 349 2606
Tel: +44(0) 7771 387686

 

 


From: OFFORD, Matthew [mailto:matthew.offord.mp@parliament.uk]
Sent: 08 November 2012 17:36
To: Rayner, Cllr Hugh Conservative; Davey, Cllr Tom Conservative; Gordon, Cllr Brian Conservative; Scannell, Cllr Joan Conservative; Hart Cllr Helena Conservative; Yawitch, Cllr Darrel Conservative; Hart, Cllr John Conservative; Khatri, Cllr Sury Conservative; Schama, Cllr Brian Conservative; Braun, Cllr Maureen Conservative; Finn, Cllr Anthony Conservative; Shooter, Cllr Mark Conservative
Cc: Cornelius, Cllr Richard Conservative; Rams, Cllr Robert Conservative; Thomas, Daniel Cllr Conservative
Subject: FW: One Barnet Letter

Dear all,

 

I have received a couple of generic emails about the One Barnet project and thought that you should see my response.

 

Best

Matthew

 

 

Thank you for your email about One Barnet.

 

As you correctly state the decision on whether to go ahead with this project is one that will be made by the Council’s Cabinet on 6th December.  Where practical such decisions should be executed at the most local level possible - close to the people who are affected by decisions. Consequently it is a decision that will be made by the democratically elected members of the Council – not the trade unions, disaffected individuals or others with a vested interest.

 

The One Barnet project was started before the last council elections and the Conservative Group were elected on this mandate. I further believe that councils do their job best when they have genuine freedom to respond to what local people want – not when they are told what to do by central government – and I am excited that such innovation has emerged in the area in which I live. In the challenging financial times inherited from the previous Labour Government this freedom is more important than ever, enabling local authorities to deliver better value for taxpayers’ money. This is what I believe Barnet Council is doing.

 

The proposal has been established on a proper business case evidenced by the agreement of the Council’s own Section 151 Monitoring Officer. Consequently I do not share your concerns.

 

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