New Deputy Leader of Hull Lib Dems calls to move Hull forward with Lib Dem Leader
The Lib Dem team on Hull City Council put forward their leader, Councillor Mike Ross, to be the Leader of Hull City Council on Thursday 20th May. Despite Hull's Lib Dems winning the popular vote in the recent elections, Labour voted to install their own nominee instead.
Councillor Jackie Dad, recently elected Deputy Leader of Hull Lib Dems, spoke in support of Councillor Mike Ross to becoming Leader of Hull City Council and condemned the Labour Council's tired and worn-out record of inaction.
Deputy Leader of Hull Lib Dems, Cllr Jackie Dad said:
"Under the leadership of Mike Ross, the Hull Lib Dems won more votes in Hull than Labour and more seats in the election.
"Labour in Hull do not have the mandate to lead and they are perilously close to be pushed out of power. The people of Hull sent a clear voice at the ballot box, again, they want change. That's why the Lib Dems won the popular vote for a second consecutive election.
"The first action of the Labour Leader of the council was to replace two of his defeated Guildhall bosses, it is a sign of things to come - make no mistake Labour' has been served notice.
"Labour have one year left to ditch their arrogance and start listening to residents. Otherwise, this time next year the Lib Dems will be backed by the voters of Hull to take power at the Guildhall."