Allott’s Conservative colleagues lined up to tell him to resign during the 90-minute meeting. Mike Chambers, a Tory councillor, described the remarks as “indefensible”, adding: “This will continually haunt you, Philip, whether you like it or not. For God’s sake, go, and go now.”
Allott has faced a growing chorus of criticism since his comments 13 days ago, including from Boris Johnson, Priti Patel and Keir Starmer. Demands for his resignation grew this week when colleagues accused him of making “sexist and misogynistic” comments to female staff, allegations he denies.
The details of these alleged remarks have not been made public and Allott said they had been leaked “to damage my credibility” ...
Carl Les, a Conservative council leader who chairs the oversight panel, said there was a “catastrophic lack of confidence” in Allott and it was “frustrating” that he could not be dismissed from the £74,400 a year role. Les has said he will write to the government to recommend that PFCCs are able to be dismissed if they lose a vote of no confidence.
Allott, who previously ran a PR firm and wrote a book about donkeys, said his comments had exposed “shortcomings in my understanding of violence against women and girls” and that he thinks about the comments “every hour of every day”.
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