Councillor Rob White is the member’s name. Wirral Leaks revealed the news that Reading Council had appointed an abuser as their Head of Adult Social Care in early June. We then took the issue up by bringing it to the attention of both Wirral Council and Reading Council.
By way of response we were blocked on Twitter by Reading Council.
As time went on we became Twitter blocked by around a dozen Reading Labour Councillors including the serving Mayor, Debs Edwards. We lost count of the exact tally in the end.
Here’s a rather tepid message we got from the Reading Green Party very early on, followed by a lurch to silence…
Here is a tweet received later from Councillor Rob White. This was in response to a link we posted on Twitter to this popular article. We explain our methods, which is an intention to make all correspondence public, in the interests of openness.
And here is the email trail between ourselves and Councillor White, commencing on 24th July 2018:
The elected member had his chance to let the electorate know, but he blew it.