Cornwall Council leader Alec Robertson to face a vote of "no confidence"
THE LEADER of Cornwall Council is to face a vote of "no confidence" next month.
More than 41 Cornwall councillors have signed a petition seeking to remove Alec Robertson over the shared services row.
Cornwall Council is currently looking to create a joint venture partnership with a private firm – BT or Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) – to provide services such as libraries, benefits, payroll and IT services.
Cornwall councillor for Boscawen in Truro, Rob Nolan, said: "Such a fundamental change should be decided by the full council and not just ten members of the cabinet.
"This will tell the cabinet and senior officers that we are not here to just make up numbers but we were elected by the people and we want to make sure that people's views are heard."
Cornwall Council confirmed that there will be an extraordinary council meeting on October 16 following the motion from those members who signed the petition.