Birmingham City Council leader Ian ward re-elected after challenge from colleagues

Cllr Ian Ward remains leader of Birmingham City Council following challenge from Cllr Waseem Zaffar and Liz Clements

Cllr Ian Ward has survived a leadership challenge from fellow labour members councillors Waseem Zaffar and Liz Clements.

In a second ballot on Saturday (May 14) Cllr Ward won by 33 votes to 31 to Cllr Zaffar. Cllr Ward is now due to remain in post for another four years

Labour retained control of Birmingham City Council in the 2022 local elections earlier this month.

Cllr Ian Ward, Birmingham

Ward has been councillor for Shard End since 1995 and leader of the council since 2017. He is also a member of Birmingham 2022’s board of directors.

Following the result Cllr Zaffar congratulated Cllr Ward in a post on twitter.

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