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OPPOSITION ATTACK LABOUR-ONLY INQUIRY INTO BRADMET OFFICER

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Hull City Council Labour members have voted to carry out preliminary investigations into whether Ian Charlesworth -...
Hull City Council Labour members have voted to carry out preliminary investigations into whether Ian Charlesworth - the former director of the authority's contracting arm, Bradmet - should be disciplined on a charge of gross misconduct, reports the Yorkshire Post (p4).

Opposition councillors have objected to such a move on the grounds it will be a Labour member only inquiry held behind closed doors.

Earlier this year chief executive Richard Penn and the council were cleared by an industrial tribunal of victimisation against Mr Charlesworth who was suspended for 15 months.

Mr Charlesworth was sent home after a colleague falsely accused him of sexual harassment on the day he was due to present a report into a £1.1m fraud within Bradmet, the Post reports.
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