William Eichler 08 March 2019

Deputy mayor suspended from Labour after abuse allegations

Deputy mayor suspended from Labour after abuse allegations  image

The deputy lord mayor of Oxford City Council has been suspended from the local authority’s Labour Group due to an allegation of domestic abuse.

Cllr Sajjad Malik has been suspended by the Labour Party after receiving a 28-day domestic violence protection order at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The leader of the Oxford CC Labour Group, Cllr Susan Brown, made the decision to request the suspension after being informed of the court hearing this week.

Cllr Malik will now sit as an independent councillor.

‘Any allegation of domestic abuse must be taken seriously,’ she said.

‘The Labour Party has a proud history of standing up for victims of domestic abuse. As soon as I and senior colleagues became aware of the court hearing, we informed the Labour party, who moved quickly to suspend him.’

‘Clearly, I and my colleagues are shocked and disappointed to learn about the hearing and the circumstances that led to it. We will now await the outcome of all the relevant investigations.’

Developing a cohesive council workforce image

Developing a cohesive council workforce

With council workers, increasingly being asked to deliver more with less, Alexander Carlton discusses the role of technology in creating a cohesive workforce.
Re-write the rules of recruitment image

Re-write the rules of recruitment

Anne-Marie Scott offers her predictions for public sector recruitment challenges for 2020 and asks, ‘how do we recruit the right candidates?’
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Disability Home Improvement Services Manager

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£53.544 - £56.682
We are seeking motivated people, who like a challenge, have a commitment to housing and want to help us deliver excellent services. Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Social Worker - CIC, Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Essex County Council
Negotiable
At Essex County Council (ECC) we are "Serious about Social Work". Having won the Best Social Work Employer of the Year Award and been awarded 'Outstan England, Essex, Harlow
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Social Worker (Autism)

Barnet London Borough Council
£39,040.00 - £49,950.00 Per Annum
We are looking for skilled, dynamic and motivated Social Workers who have a passion for... Colindale, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Barnet London Borough Council

Housing Inclusion Officers - Fixed Term

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£31.548 - £33.291
We are seeking motivated people, who like a challenge, have a commitment to housing and want to help us deliver excellent services. Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Housing Inclusion Officers - Permanent

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£31.548 - £33.291
We are seeking motivated people, who like a challenge, have a commitment to housing and want to help us deliver excellent services. Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue