It was announced in yesterday's Evening Mail that Lin Homer, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council, has decided to quit her post and join the Home Office to deal with Asylum Seekers. Ms Homer joined the council after a long search for a new chief exec following the exit of Sir Michael Lyons. She has been in the firing line on a number problems such as reports of poor performance in the city's Social Care and Health department and the recent postal vote issues. When Ms Homer joined the council her coming was heralded by fears generated by her record of outsourcing public services.
Councillor John Hemming (now John Hemming, MP) was reported as pleased for Ms Homer and wished her well in her new post.