Councillor Paul Bartlett, who proposed a controversial blanket ban on smoking in Stony Stratford's streets, lost a motion of a vote of no confidence in the town council's chairman, Rob Gifford, on Tuesday night.Another resounding defeat, the one vote in favour presumably being Bartlett himself. That's not all, though.
Cllr Bartlett withdrew the motion with regards to the smoking ban until a later date, as he believes it should be broadcast for those not able to make the meeting.
But this would be in contravention of the council's rules, or standing orders, and so has been initially blocked - something he has accused Cllr Gifford of breaking the standing orders by doing.
So on Tuesday night, he motioned a vote of no confidence in the chairman, which was voted down by eight votes to one.
But at the same meeting, Cllr Richard Skellington motioned a similar vote in Cllr Bartlett, due to 'his behaviour in recent weeks which has placed unreasonable demands on the council's staff, and caused undue stress to council members'.Oh dear. Mustn't laugh ... well, maybe just a lot.
This motion was passed by eight votes to one.