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Conservative candidate steps down after foul-mouthed tirade

On Monday Lib Dem Voice brought you the story of potty-mouthed Conservative candidate Chris Hawes and his foul language aimed at Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg.

Yesterday Chris Hawes decided to step down as the Conservative’s council candidate for the Leavesden ward of Three Rivers District Council, which in the Lib Dem target constituency of Watford. Watford Conservatives’ representaive Peter Ganney emailed the Watford Lib Dems constituency chair, saying: “Chris is embarrassed by what he wrote and has apologised for using such rude words. He has chosen to withdraw his candidature for Three Rivers District Council, Leavesden Ward”.

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Is this the next candidate to be axed for their online insults?

On Friday the new and traditional media were full of the tale of Stuart MacLennan, whose foul tirades led to his removal as the Labour parliamentary candidate for Moray. Amongst those leading the calls for his removal were the head on the Conservative’s press office, Henry Macrory and the Conservative Party leader David Cameron, who described the remarks as “pretty appalling“.

So you might wonder what the Conservative hierarchy might think of a candidate who posted this:

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  • User AvatarBarry Lofty 30th Mar - 2:18pm
    Hear Hear Phil Wainewright do we really need all this controversy during this present crisis?
  • User AvatarGlenn 30th Mar - 2:14pm
    Also have you noticed that we're already getting the one rule for thee and another rule me thing. Prince Charles, who has every advantage of...
  • User AvatarSue Sutherland 30th Mar - 2:13pm
    Yay Phil Wainewright!
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    Couldn't agree more. TheFederal Board is utterly wrong.
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    @Expats, I agree that not everyone would have the sense to turn around if they see a park or car park is busy, and that...
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    The Derbyshire police aren't just playing with their new drones, they've dyed the water in a quarry black to make it less attractive to visit!...