You may recall that John Watson is one of several Bexley residents who tried very hard to
discover exactly what Councillor Maxine Fothergill was supposed to have done to deserve
a formal guilty verdict against her
at last December's Code of Conduct Committee meeting.
The more one discovered the more it looked as though she was the victim of
stitch up. She probably annoyed the Council Leader at some time.
Eventually Bexley Council decided it would refuse to answer any more questions
on the subject and BiB added the following note to all Maxine Fothergill related blogs.
The following blog relates to unspecified allegations against Councillor Maxine Fothergill
for which Bexley Council found her guilty of obtaining a perceived financial advantage for
herself (not an actual one you will note) and bringing Bexley Council into disrepute.
Over time it became apparent, well beyond any reasonable doubt, that the case
against Maxine Fothergill was in every respect a dishonest attempt to pervert
the course of justice. A wholly fabricated allegation without any foundation
whatsoever which circumstantial evidence suggests was instituted by Council
Leader Teresa O’Neill in connivance with Councillor Cheryl Bacon, already on
record with supporting documentation of being a serial liar. Bacon is Chairman
of Bexley’s Code of Conduct Committee and currently being considered by the
Crown Prosecution Service for a charge of Misconduct in Public Office.
The motive was almost certainly revenge for Councillor Fothergill’s refusal to overlook
criminal activity within the Conservative Party which the Leader had decided to cover up.
No one made a written complaint against Councillor Fothergill, it was
manufactured by Bexley Council. There have been reports that the complaint was
the work of a member of the Code of Conduct Committee which heard and judged
the case against Councillor Fothergill.
Bexley Council has refused to reveal any information that would indicate that
Maxine Fothergill committed any sort of ‘offence’ beyond conducting her property
business in a perfectly normal manner. Those who have questioned the Council’s
abuse of the law have been banned from making any further contact. The action of
an organisation with dark secrets to hide.
All the circumstantial evidence points to Bexley’s corrupt Council continuing an
unjustified vendetta against Councillor Fothergill.
You may also recall that John Watson
threatened to take the case to Court using Judicial Review procedures.
He failed to reach even the starting block because it was ruled that John did
not have any close personal involvement in the case. He was merely a bystander.