Leader of Brent Council wins challenge for his position

Cllr Muhammed Butt remains the leader of the council

Cllr Muhammed Butt remains the leader of the council - Credit: Archant

The leader of Brent Council has fought off a bid to topple him from his position.

Cllr Margaret McLennan is the new deputy leader

Cllr Margaret McLennan is the new deputy leader - Credit: Archant

Cllr Muhammed Butt won a leadership challenged trigged by his then deputy Cllr Michael Pavey by just four votes at Brent Labour Party’s AGM on Saturday.

Cllr Margaret McLennan was voted in as the new deputy leader.

She formerly held the position of the council’s lead member for housing and development.

The borough’s reshuffled cabinet has yet to be revealed.


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