Christine Laird, the former Managing director of Cheltenham Borough Council is being sued by the Council for £1 million. The Council claim that she withheld in the details of her medical history that she had a depessive illness and was taking anti depressants.

She certainly seems to have had a poor working relationship with the Lib Dem Council leader Andrew McKinlay. She once filed an application for a restraining order banning him from entering the first floor of the Council HQ where she had her office.