Tunbridge Wells Councillor under fire after ‘chaos’ in council watchdog meeting leads to walk-outs

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By desson@thekmgroup.co.uk (Daniel Esson, Local Democracy Reporter) The chairman of a watchdog committee has been urged to quit after a council meeting descended into “chaos” and several councillors walked out in protest. Cranbrook Cllr Seán Holden (Con), who chairs the overview and scrutiny committee at Tunbridge Wells council, is accused of launching a “diatribe” and making the work of the committee “impossible”. Several councillors in the administration now think he’s unfit for the job and want him removed. But his Tory colleagues argue he purely “holding them [the council] to account”. The…

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