Laura Sharman 11 January 2018

Ex-council deputy leader 'breached' code of conduct over parking fines

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The former deputy leader of Sandwell Council has breached the code of conduct for underselling a public toilet to a friend, and attempting to quash parking tickets for his wife and children.

The council's standards sub-committee found cllr Mahboob Hussain had breached the code of conduct 12 times.

He was accused of the 'improper involvement' in the sale of three public toilets well below their market value in 2011-12.

He was also accused of instructing officers to reduce or cancel three parking tickets for his wife and sons.

Cllr Hussain told The Birmingham Mail: 'I have always strongly refuted the allegations made against me and would have liked the opportunity to defend myself fully.'

The council will decide what action to take against cllr Hussain in the next few weeks.

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