Mike More, Westminster City Council’s Chief Executive has resigned.
Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, said;
“We are very disappointed that Mike More is leaving. He has been a straightforward and professional Chief Executive who has given 100% for the City Council at all times. He has used his long experience in local government to give wise counsel to all Councillors and the City Council will be a poorer place without him. We wish him a long and happy retirement with his wife and family”.
“Over the next few months we will be closely watching the recruitment process for Mike’s replacement. My big fear is that Mike More’s departure will herald the way for the appointment of an ideological ‘soulmate’ for Philippa Roe and her cronies as Chief Executive, taking the Council a further lurch to the right”
“The Council should also review the Chief Executive’s current £200,000 salary and ‘cap’ it at the same amount as the Prime Minister, with the balance going to employ more young people as apprentices”
Mike More’s resignation comes on the same day as Derek Myers, Bi-Borough Chief Executive of Kensington and Hammersmith & Fulham Councils, has announced his resignation.