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Council meeting row shows need for live-streaming – McCaw

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Alliance councillor Chris McCaw has said that a row at Tuesday evening’s full council meeting, in which a majority of the council voted to stop a member speaking further on an item, shows the need for public live-streaming of meetings.

Speaking after the meeting, Councillor McCaw said, “I have never seen this happen before in my time as a councillor. The majority of the council voted to stop an elected member speaking further on an item. This is a very serious action and should only be used in a situation where a councillor is being extremely disruptive. Alliance did not believe this was the case here.

Councillors McShane and Quigley had, in my opinion, a valid point. At last month’s meeting, Alderman Duddy made a prepared statement which had very little relevance to the matter we were discussing. At this month’s meeting, these councillors tried to correct this and were not allowed to. The same rules need to be applied in all cases.”

Councillor McCaw concluded, “I believe an unlimited number of members of the public should be able to simply click into our meetings and be able to see what we are discussing and how we are discussing it. Councillors all have to conduct ourselves in a manner fitting for the office we were elected into.”

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