Councillors at Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee on Tuesday voted on whether to remove existing Area Chair for his position.
Two motions were brought forward by Labour Cllr Alison Evison with the first to remove current chair Conservative Carl Nelson which was seconded by SNP Cllr Alastair Bews.
The second motion was to replace Cllr Nelson with Cllr Graeme Clark. An amendment was proposed by Cllr George Carr, second by Cllr Ian Mollison, to kepp Cllr Nelson as chair .
The vote was drawn at six for the motion and six for the amendment. Under Council rules the casting vote was with the current Area Chair (Cllr Nelson) who voted for the amendment defeating the motion to have himself removed .