Greenwich Council leader's foul-mouthed voicemail deemed 'not bullying' by Standards Committee

This Is Local London: Councillor Chris Roberts Councillor Chris Roberts

THE leader of Greenwich Council’s foul-mouthed voicemail left on a colleague’s phone has been deemed ‘not bullying’ by the council’s Standards Committee.

Councillor Chris Roberts referred himself to the committee after News Shopper revealed the voicemail which warns his cabinet member Councillor John Fahy to “get that through your f***ing thick skull, John."

But the Standards Committee today (December 20), at a meeting where press and public where excluded, decided the incident did not amount to bullying and there was no need for further investigation.

In a statement posted today, the committee says the reason for its decision is due to Chris Roberts’ apology to Mr Fahy via voicemail, letter, in person and via News Shopper.

Numerous allegations of the council leader’s bullying, including allegedly throwing keys at a cleaner, led to Chris Roberts being investigated by Greenwich Labour Group which has applied a sanction of a written warning.

To read the full statement click here.

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4:02pm Fri 20 Dec 13

HearTheFacts says...

Who are the standard committee?. Well his mates, councils are good at protecting there own. With the press and public not permitted, yes a cover up!.
Who are the standard committee?. Well his mates, councils are good at protecting there own. With the press and public not permitted, yes a cover up!. HearTheFacts

7:14pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Virtual-Monster says...

How likely is it that the Standards Committee which is full of Rancid Roberts 'friends' (should read puppets who do what Roberts tells them to do) would find against him?

Just another example of corrupt local politics in Greenwich.
How likely is it that the Standards Committee which is full of Rancid Roberts 'friends' (should read puppets who do what Roberts tells them to do) would find against him? Just another example of corrupt local politics in Greenwich. Virtual-Monster

12:25am Sat 21 Dec 13

molsey says...

Fahy shouldn't be in politics, or any other job for that matter, if he finds an everyday swear word offensive.
Fahy shouldn't be in politics, or any other job for that matter, if he finds an everyday swear word offensive. molsey

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