A HARROW on the Hill councillor who was expelled from the Conservative group on Harrow Council has won her appeal.
Councillor Eileen Kinnear was booted out in mid-February for what the Tories' chief whip Councillor Paul Osborn described at the time as "a series of serious breaches of the rules".
Yet no-one has revealed what those alleged transgressions were, making the situation all the more mystifying for residents of the ward.
Ms Kinnear, who has served on the authority since May 1990, had two weeks in which to invoke the party's internal and confidential appeals procedure.
She told the Harrow Observer today: "I launched an appeal in accordance with rules and I received a letter last week saying: 'Your appeal is upheld.'"
The letter stated she had won her case "on a number of grounds".
Ms Kinnear declined to elaborate on the case, adding only: "I have asked to speak to the leader of the council and I'm still waiting to arrange an appointment."
Councillor David Ashton, leader of the Conservative group and council leader, said winning her appeal would not automatically lead to Ms Kinnear's reinstatement.
"There's a long process taking place. We're now going to respond [to the letter] and take it one stage further," he said.
The appeal is being dealt with an executive committee with the party's London organisation.