Latest resignation raises further questions
In the last few minutes, Sandwell council’s deputy leader Syeda Khatun has resigned for unspecified ‘unforeseen personal reasons’. An email circulated to staff reads:
The council’s former leader Steve Eling, a close associate of right-wing Labour MP Tom Watson, was removed after being suspended by the Labour Party following a number of serious complaints. His successor Steve Trow resigned immediately after May’s local elections.
The council’s then-CEO, Jan Britton, resigned earlier this month days after being sent on ‘extended leave’ amid ‘serious concerns’.
The resignation of the remaining member of the leadership linked to Watson, Eling and Britton raises further questions.
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