Knives Out at Westminster Council

The richest council in Britain could soon have a new leader. Philippa Roe’s position as leader of Westminster council is under threat after May’s local elections, with Tory councillors increasingly unimpressed by her inability to get a grip on the job. “Philippa is perfectly nice,” one says, “but she’s not the brightest – she just does what officials tell her.” Adding to her troubles, Downing Street and CCHQ are said to be keen on a change following last year’s PR blunder of publicly accusing immigrants of “defecating on people’s doorsteps”. Worth keeping an eye on when it all hits the fan in May…




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