The Inverclyde precedent: failure, suspensions, now Leader stands down

The recent failure of a  major project at Inverclyde Council designed to save the council serious money – the so-called Future Operating Model (FOM), led to the suspensions of four senior officials.

we contrasted this with Argyll and Bute Council’s failure to take any action following the equally serious collapse of the school closure proposals, withdrawn on 5th January – and also designed to save the council millions of pounds.

Now Inverclyde Council’s Leader has taken the bullet, and is quitting his post under the usual blanket of needing to spend more time with his family and to develop his career outside politics.

Stephen McCabe, Leader of the Labour administration at Inverclyde, denies his departure is related to the four suspensions and the  collapse of the FOM project which saved the council no more than £250,000 in where it had targeted £1.9 million – less than the target savings for the failed and withdrawn school closure proposals at Argyll and Bute.

Food for thought.

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  • Ahhh, are we that lucky?

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    Crazy She-Bat February 16, 2011 12:29 pm Reply
  • Dick Walsh should also do the honourable thing and step down as leader of Argyll & Bute Council

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    Treblet February 17, 2011 12:29 pm Reply

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