Hussain v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Local authority – Powers. The Administrative Court dismissed the application by the claimant elected member of the defendant local authority for judicial review of the defendant's initiation of formal investigatory procedures and publication of documents. The authority had had power to conduct the investigations it had and had not been tainted by bias, it had not erred by publishing the documents, which had been within its powers and had not been in breach of data protection principles.

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