COUNCIL leader Chris Read accused past senior councillors and managers of a “miserable silence” after it emerged several refused to take part in the inquiry.
Some declined to be interviewed, some failed to respond to interview requests and others only responded in writing “on some points”.
Elected in 1988 and given an OBE for service government in 2009.
Quit leader role on day of Jay report and as a councillor three months later, having claimed £3,000 allowances without attending meetings or surgeries.
Accused of “living in a parallel universe” when he appeared before MPs to deny Jay report claims he fostered a “macho, bullying” culture.