THE leader of Harrow Council could be ousted from office by fellow councillors under constitutional changes being considered.
Under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, the authority has to adopt new governance arrangements by the end of the year.
The council is currently run by a leader - Councillor David Ashton (Conservative), pictured, is the incumbent - and an executive of up to 10 fellow members, known as the cabinet, appointed by him or her.
Residents will be asked in May and June if they would like this system to continue, albeit with an altered constitution that allows the leader to be removed by a resolution passed by the full council.
The alternative to the leader-and-executive system is one of a directly elected mayor with a cabinet, although this option was dimissed in a referendum held in 2000.