11 May 2015

Trojan Horse-linked school appoints former disgraced councillor as new chairman of governors

A Birmingham school at the centre of the Trojan Horse plot has appointed a former disgraced councillor as its new chair of governors.

Waheed Saleem was banned from holding public office for one year after leaking commercially sensitive information about a bid in a tender process for a council property.

The 33-year-old former Labour councillor for Palfrey in Walsall visited one of the unsuccessful bidders and disclosed details of the winning bid.

The Standards Board of England heard how Mr Saleem had “manipulated the rules by using his position to confer an advantage to the Abu Bakr Trust.” The Abu Bakr Trust adheres to the strict Salafi version of Islam and also runs a mosque and schools in Walsall. [Birmingham Mail] Read more