Investigation launched into senior sitting member of Sheffield City Council’s Labour cabinet

An investigation has been launched into a senior sitting member of Sheffield City Council’s Labour cabinet after he was accused of ‘a repeated succession of inappropriate, incompetent and improper behaviour’ which is alleged to have broken SCC codes of conduct.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 7:43 am

A formal complaint was submitted about the alleged behaviour of Councillor Mazher Iqbal, sitting Cabinet Member for Business and Investment, in October 2020 by Simon Ogden, a former Head of City Regeneration for the City Council who worked for SCC for 36 years.

Sheffield City Council have acknowledged that there is an ongoing investigation into Coun Iqbal but declined to comment further.

Gillian Duckworth, Monitoring Officer at Sheffield City Council, said: “We cannot provide details of a specific complaint, however any complaint received is treated seriously.

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Councillor Mazher Iqbal

“Where there are complex issues, there may be more than one process to be considered. These inevitably take time to resolve. It is commonplace for investigations to remain confidential so as to not prejudice the outcome.”

A Labour party spokesperson said: “This is an historic complaint that Coun Iqbal will defend robustly. Unfortunately, due to the confidentiality around the process we are unable to comment further.”

The investigation into Councillor Iqbal continues.

Sheffield Town Hall.