Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Conduct review for Stoke on Trent City councillor

A CITY councillor is to have his conduct reviewed by a standards committee over claims he tried to use his position as an elected member to get a friend's child into an over-subscribed school.

Labour's Hanley Park and Shelton councillor Amjid Wazir must appear before Stoke-on-Trent City Council's standards committee tomorrow afternoon.

A report due to be considered tomorrow states that Mr Wazir left the head teacher feeling "bullied and uncomfortable".

My comment: I would imagine that many people become councillors and/or MPs in the first place just to further their (or their friends and families) own ends. 

Read the full story from the source This is Staffordshire

Read all articles about Stoke-on-Trent City Council on this blog or, if you prefer, read one of my many posts about potentially dodgy elected representatives.

UPDATE 30th June 2011: Amjid Wazir admits breaching council's code of conduct.

A CITY councillor has been suspended from his duties without pay for a month after attempting to use his position to get a friend's daughter into an over-subscribed school.

Labour councillor Amjid Wazir, member for Hanley Park and Shelton, yesterday admitted breaching the council's code of conduct after an unannounced visit to Etruscan Primary School, in Etruria.

Read the full story from the source This is Staffordshire

Read all articles about Stoke-on-Trent City Council on this blog

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