Councillors in the news

Labour Deputy Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council has been cautioned by the police after reportedly telling a the mother of a rival councillor, “shut up you f***ing fat dyke” and “go back to the farmyard”. (Via Duncan Borrowman’s blog)

The police are investigating death threats from right-wing extremists made against Manchester Labour councillor John Taylor. (BBC)

Pendle councillor Nawaz Ahmed has switched to Labour. (Burnley Citizen)

Port Talbot Councillor Andrew Tutton (Neath Port Talbot Ratepayers) has called for YouTube to pre-check all clips before they go live on the YouTube site after a clip showing someone wandering drunken amongst high-speed traffic was seen 600 times before being pulled. (Metro)

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