Ravi Govindia the Conservative leader of Wandsworth Council faces a motion of no confidence on Thursday evening.
Govindia who has been at the helm for the last 10-years faces a mutiny as fears grow that Wandsworth Labour Party could gain control, according to the Evening Standard.
The Conservative Party has controlled Wandsworth Council since 1978 which was Margret Thatcher’s favourite council.
Since 2018 Labour has been closing in on the Tory Party at the council, they have 26 Councillors and the Conservatives have 33.
A source told the Standard that there is a good chance Govindia could “lose” and there are several worried Councillors that fear if there is no change then Labour could be running the council at the next local elections in 2022.
Wandsworth Labour leader Simon Hogg said, “Wandsworth Tories have stopped listening to local people and now they’ve started fighting among themselves. Residents won’t be impressed.”
Many residents within the borough feel that they are not being listened too by the council. One resident told LondonLovesBusines that, “The council make the rules up as they go along. They do not take residents fears seriously especially the Conservative Councillors.
“I now always speak with Marsha de Cova’s office as they get the job done.”
Should the council leader survive Thursday’s motion he will face a new challenge at thin May during the Tory Councillors annual meeting.
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