Wednesday 30 April 2014

Labour leader of Stoke-on-Trent survives second vote of no confidence from his own party

The leader of Stoke-on-Trent's Labour-run council has survived his second vote of no confidence in two years from his own party.

Two Labour councillors called the vote of no confidence in Cllr Mohammed Pervez but were unable to secure enough support to oust him. He was previously challenged in 2012 by Cllr Sarah Hill who was removed from her cabinet post as punishment and subsequently resigned from the council.

Cllrs Ruth Rosenau and Janine Bridges are now expected to lose their cabinet posts. Stoke-on-Trent's dysfunctional Labour group will face a big challenge from UKIP in next year's local elections.