Just Say No
TIG needs Labour for justification for their actions by providing some form of, for lack of a better word, compensation in return for the crucial votes. It gambled away all its eggs on a Labour administration but has no fallback position to retreat to should Labour cut the arrangement. Would it vote for a Conservative administration? No chance. Unfortunately Labour has been tied to TIG for long enough now that it sticks. Parking fees will now be the bond between Labour and TIG that will last till the next TDC elections.
What should they do then if not making Worrow Council Chair? Easy. Clive Hart and Bob Bayford should sit down and agree a joint nomination that would carry both Groups’ votes. Worrow must not be Chair. You might remember that Cllr Cohen quit Tom King’s Independents for TIG because of the possible Cllr Bob Grove Chairmanship. The issue wasn’t Cllr Grove as a person, it was apparently because of the lack of consultation on the move. So why not him? It makes sense.