Labour leader Sir Albert Bore will not be challenged by fellow councillors at the annual group meeting following the party’s emphatic win in the local elections.
Sir Albert Bore (Ladywood) will be ushered in unopposed when the 77 strong group meets on Saturday, May 12 after leading them back into control of Birmingham City Council.
He is set to be officially appointed council leader at the Council’s annual meeting on May 22.
Sir Albert has seen off several challenges since becoming leader in 1999, and last year he and deputy leader Ian Ward (Shard End) saw off challenges from John Clancy (Quinton) and Tony Kennedy (Sparkbrook).
But Coun Clancy, who had previously indicated he might go for it if Birmingham voted no to an elected mayor, has stated that he will not stand.
He said: “I am delighted that the people of Birmingham have elected a Labour council with a thumping majority.
“What matters most now is that Labour are united and get on with the job of getting Birmingham back to work.
“The Labour group has some great challenges to undertake this year as it works to protect the people of Birmingham from the savage cuts of the Tory-Lib Dem Coalition Government.”
Behind the scenes, as well as not wanting to rock the boat during a transition, with such a large group and many new councillors, it is likely that any challenge would be doomed to fail.