Councillors in a Staffordshire town are to be interviewed by a national standards committee over claims that a councillor moved into a local authority flat ahead of a waiting list of 3,000 people.

Tamworth Borough Council Labour leader Peter Seekings submitted an official complaint to the Standards Committee, which is investigating the alleged queue-jumping by Conservative councillor Gerald Pinner, who is in charge of housing at the council.

Councillors and officers will give evidence to the committee at the Council House on September 7.