Coalition Heemstede no longer wants to meet after ‘unfair treatment’ councilor | Inland


Council member Klaas Kremer of HBB confirms the meeting: “Lommerse was treated so seriously on Thursday that he decided that he could not continue as committee chairman. I think it’s very unfortunate that this has to be done. I would prefer to continue with a meeting. But sometimes situations are so serious that there is no other way. I have never made this before. ” The tumultuous committee meeting could not be completed on Thursday.

Unfair treatment

Through a spokesperson, mayor Astrid Nienhuis informs De Telegraaf that she will not respond to the meeting boycott: “We stick to the earlier statement”, is the only response. This refers to the statement that mayor Astrid Nienhuis issued on Friday after an emergency meeting with all party chairmen. “In my role as mayor, responsible for administrative integrity in this matter, I enter into dialogue with those directly involved to map out the situation. After these discussions, we will look further into the situation. ” The mayor spoke of a “serious situation”, without specifying what that meant.

That the ‘serious situation’ concerns unfair treatment of Lommerse, the three coalition parties announced on Saturday. HBB states on the website: “We received reports that during a break of the meeting referred to as 5 minutes, the chairman of the committee (and also HBB member) was treated inappropriately by some councilors present at the town hall. The chairman of the committee took this in such a way that he no longer felt able to chair the evening further. For this reason, the deputy chairman has been called to the town hall. ”

‘Political hygiene and decency’

HBB also says to have urged the mayor to investigate: “The mayor has been asked by the three party chairmen to conduct an investigation. The mayor first talks with those directly involved to map out what exactly happened during that suspension. Pending this investigation, a meeting cannot be held as far as HBB, GroenLinks and PvdA are concerned. ”

In addition to Olav Lommerse, Michel Radix (VVD) and Oscar Boeder (CDA) were also present in the town hall on Thursday evening. They are surprised that the coalition parties have violated the agreement to remain silent until after the conclusion of the investigation. Radix informs De Telegraaf: „All parties discussed Friday to have the mayor conduct an investigation. it has also been discussed not to comment. I keep that agreement for political hygiene and decency. Apparently HBB does not want to wait for the investigation. That is incomprehensible. There is no way I can post HBB’s statement. ” Brother says he agrees with this statement.


Source: De Telegraaf by www.telegraaf.nl.

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