Following revelations yesterday that councillors and members of the Green Party are again trying to unseat their Leader Jason Kitkat, Labour calls on Caroline Lucas to get her house in order and to get her councillors to stop their infighting for the good of the city.
Leader of the Labour Group on the city council Cllr Warren Morgan said:
"It is time Caroline Lucas said where she stands on how this council is being run. Jason Kitcat has lost a vote of no confidence and now seems set to face yet another coup attempt from within the Green Group."
Cllr Morgan continued:
"Does she think it is a responsible way for her party to run the city she represents? Whose side is she on? What is her involvement in this latest plot?
She spent most of last year distancing herself from the Council leadership- the public has no idea what her views are on many important local issues. She initially backed Kitkat’s call for a Council Tax hike of nearly 5% - now she has seen for herself how unpopular that is, does she now think it is time to ditch him as part of her increasingly desperate attempt to cling onto her seat in Parliament.
If she still supports their council tax increase of £6 a month and £900,000 referendum, does she also back risking £38 million on the i360? We can get no clarity from her squabbling Green colleagues on the council, so will she explain to residents what is going on?"
Labour opposes both the costly referendum on the unaffordable tax increase, and the unacceptable risk on the i360 project.