Gypsy site rebels talk to Sir Peter
Sir Peter Soulsby's controversial decision to develop two travellers' sites in Leicester was due to be challenged last night by councillors from his own party.
A debate was to be held at last night's council meeting on the mayor's plans for council- controlled pitches in Red Hill Way, Mowmacre Hill, and Greengate Lane, Beaumont Leys.
A group of five Labour councillors representing the Abbey and Beaumont Leys wards officially challenged Sir Peter's contentious decision by using "call in" rules to try to get him to rethink the move, which he had been set to personally sign off.
It is the first time one of Sir Peter's decisions has been formally challenged by the city Labour group since he was elected in May 2010.
He was due to listen to the views of the rebel councillors before deciding whether or not to stick with his original plan.