In view of all the comment on my post about cabinet members integrity and with the journey towards an elected Mayor now moving forward, it would seem we are very likely to have a change in leadership either now or in the medium term. The petition only requires 5% of the electorate and the referendum asks the people who bother to vote if they want to vote or not, making it pretty much a forgone conclusion.
The real problem we have is not if our cabinet members behaved improperly but that local peoples perception of them is at such a low ebb.
Now at the moment the Conservative group would retain some credibility by changing leadership to a councillor outside of the cabinet group.
If this doesn’t happen if there are sufficient members of both parties unhappy with the current situation they can vote for a mayoral election.
I don’t see how the whole of the Labour group can lose by going down that particular road as by the time they next get into power we are pretty much certain to have a Mayor as leader of the council.