The deputy mayor of Auburn who drew nationwide media attention last month for his extravagant nuptial ceremonies is refusing to accede to calls from his fellow councillors for him to resign due to potential abuse of his position.

Four councillors from the western Sydney suburb of Auburn allege that Salim Mehajer is subject to a conflict of interest as  deputy mayor, due to his role as a real estate developer who owns properties that falls within the remit of local government policy. According to the councillors Mehajer could abuse his…