Scandal-hit mayor quits after series of embarrassing gaffes

November 19, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A scandal-hit Labour lord mayor has been booted out of the party after a string of embarrassing gaffes.

Controversial councillor Colin Hall was officially deselected from the party and told he would not have Labour’s support in next May’s local elections.

It follows a catalogue of blunders which have plagued cllr Hall’s reign since he took office in May.

He first hit the headlines when he banned prayers from being said at council meetings because he was an atheist.

In June he was forced to apologise when his trousers fell down around his ankles while he spoke to a group of school children.

In September he came under fire from Leicester City FC after he branded the team ”shameful” on Twitter.

And last month it emerged worried council officials had compiled a secret dossier on the mayor which included spying on him using hidden cameras during public functions.

In a statement today cllr Hall said it was ”not in the interests of the city, the council or the Labour party” to comment on his deselection at ”this sensitive time”.

The council elections will take place on May 5.

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