Rumours are flying around Sandwell Council that council leader Yvonne Davies is set to quit her role and the Labour Party at the beginning the council’s cabinet meeting this afternoon, accusing the Labour Party of bullying her out.
She has already been exonerated by the party once after right-wingers in the heartland of the Watson-Spellar-Labour First clique – attempted to stitch her up, with Steve Trow – who subsequently and briefly held the role of council leader – accused last year by local councillors of falsifying the minutes of a council meeting to incriminate her. Mr Trow made no response to the accusations when asked for comment.
In 2018, Davies also reported that she was forced out of the council chamber by right-wing councillors and then-leader Steve Eling, who banged his stick on the table at her as other councillors yelling at her to get out. Mr Eling denied doing so. The Labour group’s chief whip at the time declined to comment but did not deny that the incident took place.
Ms Davies confirmed to the SKWAWKBOX today that she is making a speech at the beginning of the council meeting, but did not wish to elaborate.
The cabinet meeting is scheduled to be broadcast at 3.30pm and can be viewed here. Will the council conveniently develop ‘technical issues’?
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