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Stoke update

A quick update from LocalGov as I’ve blogged on the story before:

The police will not be charging former Stoke Mayor, Mark Meredith, and two other men with corruption after the Crown Prosecution Service said there was not enough evidence to make a case.

Mr Meredith, who no longer holds a role at the council following a change in its political system, had been arrested along with former portfolio holder for childrens services, Roger Ibbs and local business man Mo Chaudry.

After consulting lawyers, the council’s external legal advisors approached Staffordshire Police in November last year to investigate a number of allegations

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Labour Mayor quits, sort of, following corruption probe

Stoke-on-Trent Mayor Mark Meredith has been arrested and questioned as part of the police investigation into plans to close the splash pool in Burslem. The closure plans were defeated in June 2008 after vigorous public protests.

The Sentinel reports:

The 43-year-old has stepped down from all his major political roles as he fights to clear his name over what he calls “unfounded and politically motivated” allegations against him.

But he is still working on key housing, sport and leisure policies for Stoke-on-Trent.

Mr Meredith had been questioned by police on Friday after being arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office and complicity

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Councillor arrested in corruption probe

The BBC reports:

A Staffordshire councillor has been arrested on suspicion of corruption in public office.

Roger Ibbs, leader of the Conservative and Independent alliance at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, was arrested on Friday, the council confirmed.

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