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Councillor Malcolm King Removed As Lead Member

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014.

Council Leader Neil Rogers has removed fellow Councillor Malcolm King from his role as Lead member for Policy, Finance, Performance and Governance.

This follows a report into allegations made by Councillor King over the running of the local Child and Family Assessment Team.

Independent investigators described the allegations as ‘without any credible evidence to support them’, and ‘provocative’.

Council Leader Neil Rogers explained his decision this afternoon saying: “I have considered the recent media reports in relation to the Child and Family Assessment Team here in Wrexham.

“I am concerned that these allegations are having a negative impact on our staff.”

“Under the constitutional arrangements of the council I allocate lead member responsibilities and have therefore taken the decision to remove the portfolio as Lead member for Policy, Finance, Performance and Governance from Cllr King.”

“In the interim period I will assume the finance brief and I will speak to other lead members and discuss the other aspects of Cllr King’s brief.”

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