Joe Anderson, the Mayor of Liverpool, has been arrested by police on allegations of serious fraud and of suspicion of conspiracy to commit bribery and witness intimidation. Anderson has been suspended by the Labour Party following the arrest, but has yet to confirm whether he is standing down from his role.
A spokesperson from Liverpool City Council said in a statement:
“Liverpool city council is cooperating with Merseyside police in relation to its ongoing investigation. We do not comment on matters relating to individuals.”