Liberal Democrat, Green and UKIP councillors have walked out of a full council meeting in protest.
All of the 25 councillors making up the opposition today walked out in support of Green councillor Alison Teal who was threatened to be thrown out of the council chamber in Sheffield Town Hall.
POLL: Were Sheffield opposition councillors right to walk out of yesterday’s meeting?
Sheffield Lib Dem, Green and UKIP councillors staged a dramatic walk out in yesterday’s full council meeting. Green Nether Edge Coun Alison Teal was said to have made a ‘defamatory’ remark suggesting Labour cabinet member Coun Bryan Lodge had ‘misled’ the public on the city’s controversial tree felling programme.
‘It’s something you’d see on a school playground’ – Sheffield Council leader criticises opposition for mass walk out
Sheffield Council leader Julie Dore has said opposition councillors who walked out of a meeting in protest ‘abandoned their duty to represent local people’. Green, Lib Dem and UKIP councillors walked out of the full council meeting yesterday afternoon in support of Nether Edge councillor Alison Teal after she was expelled from the chamber due to ‘defamatory’ comments.