Game on now as Rothery battles to overturn scandalous decision to block her
An attempted coup by an ‘unholy alliance’ of fixers known as the ‘north-west mafia’ and right-wing councillors to install their preferred candidate by scrapping the mayoral model has failed, with two-thirds of councillors voting against it at a special council meeting this evening.
Councillors were warned by lawyers that the move to scrap the model before a referendum of voters was unlawful and subject to legal challenge and could result in sanctions against councillors, but the right-wing cadre still tried to dismiss the legal advice and move ahead anyway. In a secret ballot, 66% voted against the move.
The mayoral race is still on, as is Anna Rothery’s fight to overturn the party’s groundless decision to bar her from the contest after she was shortlisted.
Popular left-winger Rothery would become the UK’s first black woman mayor if she succeeded in her legal battle after the party’s scandalous and widely-condemned move to block her candidacy.
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