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Wragge Report: Ex-Sandwell Council deputy's disciplinary hearing delayed

By Pete Madeley | Sandwell | Politics | Published:

A disciplinary hearing into allegations of misconduct against Sandwell Council's former deputy leader has been delayed for at least a month.

Mr Hussain

Oldbury councillor Mahboob Hussain was due to face the authority's standards committee this week to answer a number of alleged code of conduct breaches.

But the hearing has been postponed after he was unable to attend for undisclosed 'personal reasons'. It will now take place at some point after October 9.

Jan Britton, chief executive of Sandwell Council, said: “The council originally proposed a standards hearing in the week commencing September 11.

"This did not proceed because Councillor Hussain has been unavailable to attend a hearing for personal reasons which the council cannot disclose.

"The standards committee is now looking at hearing this matter at a date after October 9.”

Mr Hussain is the subject of a series of allegations regarding land deals and quashed parking tickets that were the subject of last year's Wragge report.

He was initially due to appear before the committee in August 2016 and then in March 2017, but both hearings were cancelled following legal challenges.

Mr Hussain has always denied any wrongdoing.

Pete Madeley

By Pete Madeley
@P_Madeley_Star

Political Editor for the Express & Star. Responsible for local and national political stories, opinion, comment and analysis.

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