Redbridge council vote through budget proposals in less than an hour as councillor falls ill
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Redbridge council budget proposals have been voted through in less than an hour after an ambulance was called to help a councillor who fell ill.
Councillors met to debate the annual budget for the financial year at Redbridge Town Hall, in High Road, Ilford this evening (February 22).
A recess was called as Councillor Robert Cole fell ill half way through putting forward his party’s amendments to the proposed revenue budget.
Councillors returned to the chamber after a fifteen minute adjournment during which an ambulance was called.
Leader of the Conservative Group Cllr Paul Canal said: “I would like to thank the members present for their sincere concern for the health of my colleague Councillor Cole.
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“I would like to suggest that we proceed with voting on the motions without engaging in ‘knock-about’ politics.”
Council Leader Jas Athwal seconded the motion.
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All budget proposals put forward by the Labour administration, including a 5pc Council Tax increase, were voted through without amendment.
Cllr Cole was checked by paramedics and has been released to go home.