It is all part of the perils of local government.
Chief steps down after 'political' tweet
Tameside MBC chief executive Steven Pleasant has stepped down with immediate effect, just weeks after apologising for a tweet.
Concern over electoral registration
Concerns have been raised that registration details for millions of voters may be out of date.
Diary had its ear to the ground for any reports of attempted election fraud at the recent local elections.
A how to guide for new leaders
After the local elections, Claire Kober offers some tips for new leaders navigating political office for the first time.
Croydon elects Conservative mayor
Croydon LBC has voted in a Conservative mayor, bucking the trend for a shift to the left in the Capital.
Conservatives lose their lone Welsh council
In Wales, the Conservatives lost their only council at the local elections, with Labour the clear election night winners.
Labour overtake Tories in Scotland
Labour have overtaken the Conservatives to become the second biggest party in Scotland after the Scottish National Party (SNP).
Former mayor takes Tower Hamlets after elections ban
Lutfur Rahman, has won the Tower Hamlets LBC mayoralty six years after an electoral commissioner removed him from office.
Conservatives hit hard in London as poll results roll in
Labour has taken control of Westminster, Wandsworth and Barnet LBCs, in an election night that has hit the Conservatives hard.
White van man on... elections
I can hardly sleep I’m so excited about the local elections.
EXCLUSIVE: Combined authority mayor faces probe amid chief’s shock exit
The chief executive of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has quit after less than a year amid a bullying probe into the mayor.
EXCLUSIVE: Whitehall risk warning over election reforms
Whitehall officials have privately admitted councils could be overwhelmed by one of the largest sets of electoral reforms ever seen by local authorities, The MJ understands.
No major gains expected as local elections loom
Labour and the Conservatives are unlikely to make any huge wins at next week’s local elections, insiders have suggested.
Voting reforms 'risk to democracy'
Local government election officials have backed a scathing letter from MPs to levelling up secretary Michael Gove on the Elections Bill.
The great rebuild
With local elections just around the corner, Jonathan Carr-West fears we are in a dangerous moment for democratic engagement and the process of rebuilding trust must start locally.
Scrapping supplementary vote won't improve voting system
Interim director of IPPR North, Arianna Giovannini, says scrapping supplementary vote looks like a shrewd political move to make new inroads and gain mayoral offices than any attempt at improving the voting system.
This Phoenix isn’t rising
Election season is hotting up, which means leaflets from candidates vying for political power have been landing on Diary’s doormat. As well as the usual contenders, there are always a few obscure parties throwing their hats into the ring.
LGA sits on fence on voter ID
Political deadlock is preventing the Local Government Association (LGA) from agreeing a policy position on controversial voter ID as peers inflicted a defeat on the Government.
Extra steps taken to prevent poll fraud in Tower Hamlets
The chief executive of the Electoral Commission has revealed that extra steps have been taken to address the risk of electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets.