Sunday 25 April 2010
A Statement from Brian Coleman
“Colleagues who have seen the front page of the Hendon Times may well be concerned for my welfare.
Contrary to what the newspaper says I am not being investigated by the Police who having received a complaint from Mrs Linda Edwards ( a candidate for the Resident Association in Edgware Ward) decided that even if her allegations are true (which they are not) there was no criminal activity .
Needless to say the Hendon Times failed as usual to check their facts
Linda Edwards is Chief Executive of the Larches Trust one of my Mayoral Charities for which I and colleagues have been working flat out to raise money for during my Mayoral year and I did point out to her that in my view certain people should stay outside Party Politics, Civil Servants, Local Government Officers and Chief Executives of Voluntary organisations . I also pointed out to her that she had been nominated by a convicted fraudster , disqualified former Councillor Alan Sloam and that as a courtesy to me and the work I have been doing for the Larches Trust ( of which I am a Patron) she might have mentioned her intention to stand for election to the Council.
Mrs Edwards saw fit to brief journalists at the same time as she made her complaint and indeed I only learnt of the matter from a journalist
I am grateful as ever for colleagues support although I fully accept that the usual leakers will ensure this appears on the blogs quite rapidly”