The chief executive of Liverpool City Council, Ged Fitzgerald, has resigned, just days before a crunch meeting to decide his future. In a statement issued this afternoon (14 May), Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson confirmed he had resigned with immediate effect. ‘Ged Fitzgerald has resigned from his post as chief executive officer of Liverpool City Council with immediate effect,’ said Mr Anderson. ‘I can confirm that he wrote to me this morning and tendered his resignation, which the council has accepted.’ Mr Fitzgerald has been suspended from his post since the autumn, following his arrest on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and witness intimidation, and later release on police bail in May 2017. Mr Fitzgerald and three other men – including former Lancashire County Council chief executive Phil Halsall and former interim chief executive at Liverpool City Council, David McElhinney – were all arrested by Lancashire police on suspicion … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

Jamie Hailstone

Senior reporter – NewStart