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Council's executive to cover for suspended member
2:14pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
OTHER members of the council's executive board will deal with issues covered by Clr Hitesh Patel following his suspension.
The Great Sankey South councillor was suspended last week for what he is calling a 'political issue'.
He said: "The Labour Party has decided to temporarily suspend Cllr Patel following a complaint.
"This is a normal procedure prior to an investigation.
"While this is ongoing, Clr Patel’s responsibilities on the council will be assumed by other members of the executive board.
"The deputy leader, Clr Mike Hannon (LAB- Orford) will oversee all personnel issues and I will be dealing with communications and IT.
“Hopefully this will only be a temporary arrangement and in the meantime, Clr Patel will not be receiving a special responsibility allowance.”
The party was criticised by Conservative leader Clr Paul Kennedy earlier in the week.
His attempts to ask who would replace Clr Patel were blocked at Monday's full council meeting.