NEWS : First female Coventry council leader as John Mutton is ousted by Ann Lucas

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    Coventry City Council is to have its first female leader - after Ann Lucas defeated John Mutton in a hard-fought contest.The ruling group of 43 Labour councillors cast their votes in a secret ballot in the two horse race for the group leadership.She will officially become council leader at an annual general meeting on May 16.Her deputy will be councillor Phil Townshend, who defeated outgoing deputy leader George Duggins in tonight's ballot.



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