Following a request by Trafford Council, Anne Seex, LGO York, is no longer allowed to investigate complaints against them. They thought she was too negative. The Commission for Local Administration took Trafford off Anne Seex and gave it to Jerry White, LGO Coventry. In exchange they took Lancaster off Jerry White and gave it to Anne Seex. The excuse they used to cover up the fact they were giving a Council what they wanted, a softer Ombudsman, was that a relative of Anne Seex used to work for Trafford. However, they failed to take into account the fact that Anne Seex used to work for Lancaster herself, as Director of Community Services, between 1996 and 2000. And that fact blows a big hole in their cover up story.