Sunday 24 April 2016

Brent Labour Group should do the decent thing for an ex-colleague

I don't feel it is appropriate to go into detail at this juncture but I hear of a troubling situation in local politics.

Ex-colleagues and friends of a former Brent Labour councillor have been distressed that the Labour Group, despite funds being available, have not done the decent thing for a councillor who served loyally for 6 years.

Some members of the Labour Group are extremely upset about this matter are and are calling for a compassionate response from the leadership.


Anonymous said...

Does this blog refer to Tayo Oladapo?

Is it true that Tayo actually died in January 2016, a month before the Full Council meeting on 22 February agreed to approve his continued absence from meetings on the grounds of ill health, and more than six weeks before Brent Council announced his death on 11 March?

Are the rumours that his body is still in a morgue correct?

Martin Francis said...


Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council, has sent the following message to Brent Labour councillors regarding the funeral arrangements for Cllr Tayo Oladapo who died in January. See 'Brent Labour Group should do the decent thing for an ex-colleague' LINK and 'Brent Council clarifies communication issues over the death of Cllr Tayo Oladapo' LINK


Just wanted to give you a quick update about what’s happening with Tayo and his family.

His family has applied for their Visas to come to the UK, but sadly the application has been refused and they are looking to appeal the decision.

They will be sending me the details of the refusal and I will be in touch with Dawns office to see how we can help them to get their Visa.

I will do whatever I can do to assist; we may as a group need to consider how to make the arrangements for the funeral if the family wishes us to do so, which is highly likely considering the circumstances.

We also need to consider placing a memory vine leaf in the Civic centre gardens for Tayo after his funeral. We can also place a memory leaf for Dan Filson after the plaque has been unveiled next week.

Kind Regards