THE leader of Ealing Council said he would "look forward to" an opposition councillor backing up her claims that he told lies.

Councillor Jason Stacey said he discovered an opposition councillor had written to the council inquiring whether his conduct could be referred to the the authority's Standards Committee when he read it on the Ealing Times website this morning.

Councillor Phil Greenhead (Lab, Hobbayne) has asked Helen Harris, the head of legal services at the council, to look at whether Cllr Stacey's behaviour at a recent meeting, might be a possible breach of the authority's code of conduct.

Cllr Greenhead alleges Cllr Stacey was "rude and unhelpful" and told lies about consultation over the removal of the antique lights from streets in Hanwell, at a full council meeting on Tuesday night.

If a possible breach were identified, the matter would be investigated by the Standards Committee.

Cllr Stacey said: "I have had no notifictaion from the committee that I am facing action.

"If Cllr Greenhead wants to report me that's her choice. If she does do so, I will go along and present the case that I have, which are the facts I have set out before.

"She has said that I told lies, and she has to back that up and I look forward to her trying to do so."