Bell scrapes through despite widespread dissatisfaction
Ealing Council leader Julian Bell has narrowly survived a no-confidence vote this evening – with almost half of the borough’s councillors voting against him and one abstaining.
Bell scraped through by 28 votes to 27, despite a long list of issues. He is now thought likely to try to shift blame for controversial planning decisions onto other right-wingers on the council, particularly those who voted against him and looked set to profit from a successful vote.
Bell had been expected to lose the vote because other right-wingers were against him, but as so often with the right, expressions of intent are not always followed by action.
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