The awful Coleman has been kicked off Barnet's cabinet......
The move could signal a change in Barnet’s controversial parking policy
Vanquished Conservative Assembly member Brian Coleman was last night ousted as Barnet Council’s environment chief.
Coleman was one of the highest profile political scalps claimed in the GLA elections last week, a defeat largely blamed on the controversial parking reforms he steered through on Barnet Council and the general dislike of the man.
Golders Green councillor Dean Cohen was given the environment portfolio while Clr Coleman was appointed chairman of the budget and performance overview and scrutiny committee.
Cllr Cohen is a critic of the controversial parking reforms, which saw all pay and display metres scrapped and replaced by a new pay by phone system, and significant increases in prices, and his appointment is likely to signal a departure on the policy.
A Conservative source told the Dame “The council has to be a listening council. We have heard the message and I would be surprised if there wasn’t some announcements concerning parking. We thank the Dame for keeping the pressure on Coleman."
The stripping of his posts has left Cllr Coleman, who once earned £120,000 a year, with a shrunken pay packet of £14,000.
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Cllr Coleman was unavailable for comment and was in a tearful state wondering how he could make a few bob or two