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Labour Party Chaos in Stoke as Corruption Scandal Spreads

March 20, 2009

Four more Labour councillors in Stoke-on-Trent have been pulled in for questioning by police as part of an ongoing corruption scandal in that city.

The move follows the arrest of Labour elected Mayor Mark Meredith on March 6 on suspicion of misconduct in public office and complicity in corruption in public office.

He was arrested exactly a week after Conservative councillor Roger Ibbs was arrested on suspicion of corruption in public office. Both men have since been bailed until June, pending further enquiries.

The councillors who were spoken to are understood to have been questioned about the council’s attempts to shut the splash pool at Dimensions Leisure Centre, in Burslem, last year.

The Labour Party announced last week that it was postponing its annual general meeting, and the election of the group’s leader, because of the ongoing corruption inquiry


Added: Mar-21-2009 Occurred On: Mar-20-2009
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Tags: labour, stoke, trent, scandle, corruption, council,
Location: Stafford, Staffordshire, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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