Lib Dems call on Council Leader to apologise for COVID-19 “Adventure” gaffe

At the meeting of the Corporate Resource Management and Governance Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday 14th July, the Labour Leader of the Council was questioned about the Council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cllr Lisa Smart, Chair of the Committee and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, said afterwards: “45,000 people have died in the UK from coronavirus according to official figures, with over 350 of those deaths in Stockport.

“I was shocked when Cllr Wilson described dealing with a global pandemic as ‘an adventure’ twice during Tuesday’s scrutiny meeting.

“Our community has been working so hard to deal with lockdown and a global health crisis. So many have lost loved ones, others are battling the health effects of the virus and more still are seeing the impact on their livelihoods.

“Cllr Wilson should apologise for what she said to all our residents who have suffered a loss during this pandemic.”

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