Council leader faces fresh threat following homeless comments

A council leader who said 'the epidemic of rough sleepers' in Windsor should be 'dealt with' ahead of the Royal Wedding faces being ousted from his position tonight.

The head of Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council, Simon Dudley, survived a vote of no confidence last week following his controversial comments.

Tonight, he faces a full council meeting, including those on opposing political parties, for a second vote to secure his future.

The Council leader of Windsor and Maidenhead suggested at the start of this year that those sleeping on the streets of Windsor should be 'moved on' as they may paint the town 'in an unfavourable light'.

Two Conservative councillors have since quit the party.

Councillors Paul Brimacombe and Asghar Majeed announced their resignation from the council's Conservative group as a result of the comments and are continuing as independents.

They said in a statement: "It was not considered appropriate by them to wholeheartedly disagree with the will of the group on this fundamental issue and yet to remain within the group."

Murphy James from the Windsor Homeless Project says he hopes for change so all of the community in the area is represented...