Brum leader Clancy steps down amid growing pressure

By Heather Jameson and Dan Peters | 11 September 2017

Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy has stepped down amid growing pressure from the media and central government.

In a statement on his blog, Cllr Clancy said: ‘It has become clear to me that frenzied media speculation about the Birmingham waste dispute is beginning to harm Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Labour Party.

'I can see no end to such speculation, as ill-informed as much of it is, for as long as I remain leader.

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