Tony Egginton wearing the chain
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Mansfield mayor banned from wearing chain

The mayor of a Nottinghamshire town has been banned from using the ceremonial chain in a political row.

Mansfield's directly-elected mayor Tony Egginton has been blocked from wearing them by the majority Labour party.

Martin Lee, Labour leader on the council, said Mr Egginton had more important things to be doing rather than "parading around in bling".

But Egginton supporter Stewart Rickersley said the move was "disgusting".

  • 14 Aug 2013