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Reigate Liberal Democrats

Ray Morgan - Woking Council Chief Exec or Tory Spin Doctor?

February 16, 2018 2:35 PM
Originally published by Woking Liberal Democrats

Ray Morgan - Woking Advertiser 9th feb

The Lib Dems have accused Ray Morgan, the Chief Executive of Woking Borough Council, of acting as a spin doctor when he offered to write the local Conservative's literature in the forthcoming local elections, despite senior Council staff being required to be politically neutral.

The Chief Executive's offer was meant to be solely for the Tory Leader of Council, but Ray Morgan accidentally copied this to a member of the public who sent the correspondence to the Woking Advertiser and Get Surrey.

Lib Dem Group Leader on Woking Borough Council, Councillor Ann-Marie Barker said:

"I have asked the Council's lawyer to advise if Ray Morgan has breached Council rules including the Council Officers' Protocol. It is very worrying if the Chief Executive is becoming a spin doctor for the Conservative Party."

"Mr Morgan has every right to supply information and facts to the Conservative Party, he is also happy to provide this to opposition parties. Where he has crossed the line here is in offering material for political purposes and that could suggest he is favouring one political party over another and not maintaining the neutral political stance required by his office."

Read the GetSurrey Article here