THIS is the hilarious moment a Parish Council meeting descends into chaos after the clerk kicks the chairman off the Zoom call.
Pandemonium broke out at a meeting of the Handforth Parish Council after the Chairman told the Clerk that she “has no authority.”
Clerk Jackie Wever kicked chairman Brian Tolver out of the meetingCredit: Twitter
Vice-chairman Aled Brewerton lashed out at the clerkCredit: Twitter
Footage of the meeting held in December were shared on social media with people comparing the clips to an episode of ‘The Thick of It.’
Chairman Brian Tolver lashed out at the clerk saying “you have no authority here Jackie Weaver, no authority at all” before she chucked him out of the meeting.
Vice-chairman Aled Brewerton then branded the meeting “illegal” before Clerk Jackie asked the group to elect a new chairman.
Enraged Aled then shouted: “No they can’t because the Vice chairman is here I take charge.
“Read the standing orders. Read and understand them.”
In a second bizarre clip the vice-chairman goes on an indecipherable rant while in a third the Clerk asks to be referred to as Britany Spears.
The videos were posted on Twitter with the caption: “I’ve never missed in person meetings more than i did watching this parish council meeting descend into chaos.”
The clips have gathered a cult following with hundreds of memes being created and one person designing t-shirts with the slogan: “You have no authority here Jackie Weaver.”
One person commented: “I propose we grant Jackie Weaver emergency powers to form a clone army.”
Another joked: “Sad to think that some people probably get business cards printed saying they’re on the Handforth Parish Council Planning and Environment Committee. I have, and I’m not even on it.”
While a third said: “Easily the best and funniest thing I’ve seen all year. Even The Thick Of It can’t touch this. Hilarious.”
A parish council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the parish.
It is the level government closest to the community, with the county and city authority above it in the hierarchy.