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Trade Union backs Town Hall Chief

PUBLISHED: 17:50 05 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:25 05 October 2010

A TRADE UNION has come out in support of the Town Hall s beleaguered chief executive after his future has been put in doubt. ALACE has today confirmed that they are in discussions with Tower Hamlets Council over the future employment of Martin Smith. Con

A TRADE UNION has come out in support of the Town Hall's beleaguered chief executive after his future has been put in doubt.

ALACE has today confirmed that they are in discussions with Tower Hamlets Council over the future employment of Martin Smith.

Consultant Richard Penn, a former chief executive at Bradford Council, is now overseeing Martin Smith's case on behalf of the union which serves local authority chiefs.

Penn said: "We're in discussions with the council about his future after Martin had a meeting with the council leader (Lutfur Rahman). Since then he has come to us for support and advice."

A statement has not yet been issued by the Town Hall to explain the situation since doubt was cast over Martin Smith's future despite opposition councillors rallying to support him. The Tories have also been calling on the ruling Labour group to hold an extraordinary council meeting to explain the situation.


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