'Sexy' remark mayor's stand-in named in Oxford

The Lord Mayor of Oxford Alan Armitage Councillor Armitage resigned as Lord Mayor after a breach of the city council's code of conduct

Related Stories

A new Lord Mayor of Oxford has been selected following the resignation of a councillor for allegedly saying "sexy" to a 13-year-old girl.

Mohammed Abbasi will hold the post temporarily until Dee Sinclair becomes permanent successor in May.

Councillor Alan Armitage was censured for reportedly making the remarks to the girl at a school sports day.

He was found to have breached Oxford City Council's code of conduct, but said he was misheard by witnesses.

Mr Armitage called the ruling "unfair", and pledged to continue to serve as a councillor.

The city council's standards committee found the Liberal Democrat had breached two paragraphs in the code of conduct, relating to treating others with respect and bringing authority into disrepute.

Councillor Abbasi, a Labour member for Cowley Marsh ward, was selected at a specially arranged full council meeting on Wednesday.

Councillor Elise Benjamin was selected as deputy mayor, while Dee Sinclair will continue to serve as Sheriff for the remainder of the council year.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Oxford

Weather

Oxford

26 °C 17 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Stained glass of man with swordFrance 1 England 0

    The most important battle you have probably never heard of


  • Golden retriever10 things

    Dogs get jealous, and nine more nuggets from the week's news


  • Pro-Israel demonstrators shout slogans while protesting in Berlin - 25 July 2014Holocaust guilt

    Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support


  • The emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-SabahFreedoms fear

    Growing concern for rights as Kuwait revokes citizenships


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • CastleRoyal real estate

    No longer reserved for kings and queens, some find living in a castle simply divine

Programmes

  • A robot which is due to compete in the 2014 RoboCupClick Watch

    Why robots from 45 countries are playing football in Brazil, plus other technology news

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.