MP's claims ‘may jeopardise Civic Centre’ says Otley Town Council (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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MP's claims ‘may jeopardise Civic Centre’ says Otley Town Council
Otley Town Council is urging an MP to work with it on securing the future of the Civic Centre, instead of “willing it to fail”.
The council’s controlling Labour group has blasted Greg Mulholland (Lib Dem, Leeds North West) for “jeopardising” attempts to re-open the building by speaking out about ongoing negotiations.
Last week, Mr Mulholland claimed those talks, with a public sector organisation – currently the only prospective tenant – were set to fail, leaving the whole refurbishment attempt “in tatters”.
Leeds City Council however, which owns the building, insists discussions are continuing.
Town council leader Councillor John Eveleigh (Lab, Ashfield) now claims the MP’s intervention could threaten the whole project.
He said: “The last thing Otley wants is for this organisation to pull out because of political squabbling.”