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

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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

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

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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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