This evening a special meeting of Walsall Borough Council saw a vote to remove Mike Bird as council leader, and Labour leader Sean Coughlan has been elected as his replacement. The Mayor (Pete Smith, Democratic Labour) arranged the meeting at relatively short notice, and voted along with the Labour group.
Post by David Boothroyd on Aug 12, 2014 0:07:45 GMT
I suspect that the Conservatives, knowing the jig was up, declined to fight on to the bitter end. The Leader of the Conservative group was among the abstainers; presumably some of their backbench members opposed the motion just for the sake of form.
Socialism makes war upon a system, not upon a class