Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Nepalese are dying because 20% of their doctors work in the NHS: HnH's racist approach to healthcare

In the pay of the big unions, Lowles dare not
offend the union barons and their banker
style salaries
As polling day approaches, so the Hope not Hate wraps on local newspapers in UKIP target seats
appear.

Once again, in the interests of fighting inequality, racism and homophobia, Hope not Hate are focussing on 'UKIPs secret plan for the NHS', which proves to be little more than a mirror of the stale Labour Party line about UKIP 'privatisation' - as if they hadn't saddled us with billions of £s of PFI debt as they lined the pockets of their donors with contracts.

We have discussed HnH's approach to this in a previous article in December. In it, we said:

"although possibly it is guilt over the Labour inspired need to import doctors from Sierra Leone (1 doctor per 50,000 people) in order to sustain the NHS administration (142 doctors per 50,000 people). Who knows? Labour doesn't care, Sierra Leoneans don't have a vote here anyway. With the partial privatisation of services introduced under the last Labour government, it probably makes sense to take desperately needed doctors from third world countries rather than train enough at home anyway."

With HnH having thrown their support behind the rather racist approach of saving the NHS by stripping third world countries of desperately needed medical personnel, they then try and present minutes from a UKIP meeting as a 'secret report'. In it, senior UKIP personnel are minuted as trying to get to grips with a workable solution for a bloated, unionised and politicised National Health Service which resists any change.

We're sure we are not alone in wondering just how much free and frank debate Hope not Hate would want to close down to protect the positions of their fat cat union paymasters. After all, UNISON's health care page claims 500,000 of their members work for the NHS, while UNITE claim 100,000 of theirs do. What we are seeing from Hope not Hate is how easily their name can be bought in return for promises of the sort of funding that keeps Nick Lowles in the style to which he has become accustomed.
Medical care is hard to find since the Labour government
stripped 2545 clinical staff from Nepal to work on first
world problems in the NHS
There is a strong negative side to the NHS which is felt not here but elsewhere. As mentioned above, stripping medical staff from the world's poorest nations is not a particularly caring or compassionate thing to do. But with the current disaster unfolding in Nepal, it is worth bearing in mind that the NHS employs 2545 medical staff from that nation across the UK. Meanwhile, Nepal has to struggle through an earthquake with only 10.5 doctors per 50,000 population, compared with the 147 per 50,000 that the NHS has. Still, as Nepal is the 159th poorest country by GDP, I'm sure stripping them of essential medical personnel to conduct breast reduction surgery, IVF treatments and other similar first world problems rather than healing the shattered bodies of their fellow countrymen seems like a bargain if it keeps Len McCluskey and Dave Prentis on their £120,000 pa banker style salaries. We'll just send them a few Land Rovers and a million quid by way of recompense for denuding them of emergency medical care.

"Job done", as Nick Lowles would say.

(Nepal has 10.5 doctors per 50,000 people. With a population of 27.8 million, that means there are a
total of 5838 doctors in Nepal. In other words, the Nepalese contingent in the NHS represents over 43% of doctors in the entire country. If you just count those with medical degrees and exclude nurses, there are 1143 Nepalese doctors in the NHS, or  20% of all Nepalese doctors. Still, Nepalese can't vote in the UK, so "screw them" appears to be the motto of the unions and Hope not Hate).

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

28 more members of our Lib/Lab/Con hall of shame since 22 April

We thought it might be time to update our list of 291 Lib/Lab/Con councillors who've been in trouble: after all, a week has passed, and so there are another 28 since the 22nd April.

*The point of the list is not that none of them were subsequently cleared but rather that the BBC would have opened a dedicated channel for any of them who were UKIP. Who saw on the BBC National News the 2 Labour candidates - one a PPC - convicted of fraud last Friday?

The list is correct in that there are 319 councillors from other parties who have been arrested, convicted, sentenced, stood down, been disgraced, associated with criminals, questioned in the local press about unethical actions or who have been plain useless, incompetent or offensive. Nope not Hope makes no other claims in relation to it.

As to 'wives and children', we refer the BBC to 'Nigel Farage says German wife not taking British job' from their own website.*

Latest members of our hall of shame are below:

Sexism

Witham Labour PPC returns to Twitter after sexist 'pretty Bond villain' comments about Tory MP - http://www.essexchronicle.co.uk/Labour-parliamentary-candidate-returns-Twitter/story-26359177-detail/story.html
Racism


Derby Tory candidate refers to Miliband as 'the Jew' in online conversation - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/conservative-candidate-makes-vile-jewish-5588308

Goldsmith's NUS (who fund Hope not Hate) Welfare Officer Bahar Mustafe bars white people from anti-racism seminar - http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/lara-prendergast/2015/04/white-people-have-now-been-banned-from-an-anti-racism-event-at-a-british-university/

Tower Hamlets First still playing race card as deputy mayor describes mayor's conviction as 'Islamophobia' - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3054807/Vote-rigging-party-playing-racism-card-Say-mayor-forced-deputy-blames-Islamophobia.html

Arrests

Fife Labour councillor criticises police priorities after they throw him and colleagues out of hotel they refused to leave - http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/fife/they-ve-got-it-all-wrong-fife-councillor-criticises-police-priorities-1.866742

3 Middlesbrough Labour candidates reported to police for making false statements on election literature - http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/three-middlesbrough-labour-candidates-reported-9121405


Terrorism

Rochdale Labour councillor's son released without charge after attempting to join ISIS in Syria - http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/6-held-terror-charges-by-uk-police-released-without-charge-rochdale-1497165

Suspensions

Labour suspend Wirral councillor, but won't say what for. Councillor says its 'purely procedural' - http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/wirral-councillor-louise-reecejones-suspended-9085392
Electoral Fraud


Lib Dems suspend Surry parliamentary candidate over claims he falsified nomination papers - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jeremy-hunts-election-opponent-suspended-5591162

Blackburn Labour candidate arrested and bailed on electoral fraud charges over postal vote irregularities - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-32492853

Family of Lib Dem councillor whose 2012 election was quashed after fraud conviction are convicted of same offence - http://www.haslemereuk.com/ex-liberal-democrat-councillors-relatives-guilty-over-electoral-fraud/

Postal vote fraud 'easy' says Electoral Commissioner (but they're not doing anything about it) - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11560017/Postal-voting-fraud-is-easy-electoral-commissioner-says.html

Intimidation
 Newcastle man charged over threat to behead UKIP candidate - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2015-england-32503821

"Get out or else" - Hope not Hate/UAF vandals attack UKIP shop in Herne Bay, paint threats on windows - http://www.kentonline.co.uk/herne-bay/news/vandals-attack-ukip-hq-35423/
HnH still trying to tie UKIP and the EDL in Grimsby after their tall tales about 'intimidation' earlier this week - http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Election-2015-Campaign-leaflets-stolen-street/story-26361149-detail/story.html
6 attacks on UKIP signs in Sunderland, including a home being broken into while the family were asleep - http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/ukip-signs-vandalised-in-spate-of-attacks-on-free-speech-1-7226609
4 UKIP signs go missing within a day in Kirklees, a town with a Hope not Hate presence - http://www.spenboroughguardian.co.uk/news/local/four-ukip-signs-go-missing-within-a-day-1-7215602
Another UKIP sign defaced in North Devon as the opposition start to get worried - http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/UKIP-sign-house-defaced-spray-paint-protester/story-26379027-detail/story.html
UKIP Derby resort to protecting posters with CCTV after wave of political vandalism - http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Derby-UKIP-sign-goes-thieves-tore/story-26386746-detail/story.html
Links with Criminals:

Labour Lord Mayor of Oxford & 2 Lab councillors give references for man convicted of armed robbery at bookies - http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/yourtown/oxford/12901622.Lord_Mayor_and_two_councillors_give_reference_for_bookies__robber/
Liars

Former Hartlepool Labour leader joins calls for Labour mayor to resign over job lies - http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/local/time-to-go-former-labour-leader-joins-calls-for-hartlepool-mayor-to-resign-1-7218298

IoW Tory MP threatens UKIP candidate with legal action amid continuing claims about his health - http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/general-election-2015/tories-call-in-the-lawyers-over-ukip-claims-79803.aspx
 
Havant Tory PPC 'over-egged' CV during primary selection contest: wriggles as claims come under scrutiny - http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/accusations-fly-as-havant-election-rivals-go-on-the-attack-1-6707070
Expenses

Sutton Lib Dems force through 2.2% pay rise for councillors, defeat motion to record who voted in favour - http://www.suttonguardian.co.uk/news/12910597.Councillor_pay_rises_pushed_through_by_party/

Labour Sefton Council reject inquiry calls into Sefton school paying Mayor of Liverpool for 2 years for no work - http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/news/southport-west-lancs/calls-inquiry-mayor-liverpools-payments-9107131
Others

Tory Thanet South candidate's business advises immigrants on how to maximise benefit claims - http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/573235/Craig-Mackinlay-website-immigrants-claim-tax-benefit-credit-UK-Nigel-Farage-South-Thanet

Retired teacher awaits apology after Labour councillor urinates in his garden in Paisley - http://www.the-gazette.co.uk/news/roundup/articles/2015/04/29/530729-a-wee-problem-on-campaign-trail-prompts-resignation-call/

Cornwall Council to introduce checks on all councillors following Lib Dem 'serous risk to children' councillor - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-32492429

The downloadable list of the other 291 since January 1st can be found at http://nopenothope.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/291-liblabconsnp-councillors-their.html or downloaded from https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B39PL1hZ6W_ReC00Ni1iWFJ3OFU/view?usp=sharing or read in the preview panel below:



 

Sunday, 26 April 2015

A selection of some of our memes

We thought you might find useful and or amusing a selection of memes we have published here and on Facebook & Twitter over the last year or two.

 
 













Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Forget tall stories about UKIP intimidation in Dudley - Lowles is trying to save his friend Austin's seat

Believe nothing about Dudley North - Labour PPC Ian Austin
is a long time friend of HnH's Nick Lowles. Both are full of
unlikely tales of their own victimhood.
Following our FB & Twitter post regarding the on-going campaign of vandalism against UKIP shops and intimidation against UKIP candidates and supporters, we have now seen Hope not Hate's response: to complain that they are the real victims. Unoriginal in the extreme, this rather dim-witted approach  is based on a handful of incidents, almost none of which are true. Their article focuses on Dudley North, where they complain that a Hope not Hate activist (also coincidentally a Labour activist) was photographed, with the photograph being put on Twitter by UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge followed by some alleged UKIP members saying rude things about him in the comments.

Contrast this with Hope not Hate's glee when posting pictures of hapless elderly UKIP members who can't keep up with whether people of African origin are coloured, black or BME in the latest politically correct terminology.

There is an ulterior motive for all this focus on Bill Etheridge and UKIP in Dudley North, which YouGov list as 'too close to call' between UKIP and Labour. Dudley North Labour PPC and outgoing MP Ian Austin is a friend of Nick Lowles, who previously wrote of Austin,

"Last night I spent about an hour on the phone with Ian Austin, the Labour MP for Dudley North. Ian is a long-time friend of Searchlight, and by that I mean since he was in his mid-teens, but today he is more helpful advising us on a media strategy"

This 'media strategy' has so far involved comedy death threats allegedly received from UKIP supporters, and leaking confidential information on a constituent who stood for UKIP, a strategy which backfired as that constituent is now local Cllr Dean Perks. It hardly needs mentioning that as a good New Labour man, Austin is also an expenses cheat.

Laughable claims of intimidation are nothing new. After the abortive attempt to deliver leaflets in Grimsby on Saturday when nobody turned up, Lowles was bleating that his activists were 'intimidated' and that the police had been called. However, as the Grimsby Telegraph makes clear in their article on Monday:

"The spokesman also claimed members and a member of Humberside Police staff had been physically assaulted. However, Humberside Police was unable to confirm if this was the case and, at the time of going to press, the group had not supplied the Grimsby Telegraph with a crime number."

In other words, even the local paper - which was there - doesn't believe them.

These lies seem to be a new tactic as Hope not Hate feel they are beginning to lose the battle, and the £600,000 a year that goes with it - an attempt, after years of bully boy tactics, to suddenly play the victim. Exactly the same tactic the Nazi's used, in fact.

In terms of threats, nothing compares to the vast amounts of hate that appear on Hope not Hate's own Facebook feed and on their own pages. Incitements to violence are frequent, as we have previously blogged here, while marches by anyone HnH deems unacceptable are given a running commentary to ensure their fellow hard-left bully boys can get the fight they desire, as here. Hope not Hate activists have called for UKIP shops to be burnt down, for attacks on the mentally ill and have cheerfully condoned acts of violence against UKIP MEPs by their own members. Of course, we have screen grabs of some of their supporters comments - we used to grab a lot, but it all gets a bit repetitive after a while.

Earlier today we posted a meme on our Facebook & Twitter pointing out that over 30 UKIP shops have been attacked during this extended General Election campaign. We have been unable to find any accounts of Labour Party or Hope not Hate premises which have been attacked outside of Scotland, where the SNP is responsible - something Hope not Hate has been at pains to not mention. If anybody has any knowledge of any attacks on Labour, HnH, Unite, UNISON, SWP, Green Party or Stand up to UKIP premises in England, we'd be interested in hearing of it.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

291 Lib/Lab/Con/SNP Councillors & their unreported indiscretions - downloadable document

We have received a number of enquiries about downloadable versions of our list of councillors from other parties who have escaped national media attention for crimes and actions far worse than anything done by the odd UKIP candidate. We have therefore consolidated the list into a pdf document which features all the links, with a breakdown by crime. Please feel free to download it and/or share it: it is likely to be particularly useful at hustings meetings over the next week or two.

The document lists all 291 Lib Dem, Labour and Tory councillors we have found since 1st January, and is current up to Monday 20th April. Our Facebook page will feature rolling updates, and we will update the downloadable version as appropriate. As the document stands, it runs to 24 pages - sorry, blame the establishment parties, it's their people who have made it so long!

The list features - 21 relating to paedophilia, 2 rapists, 1 terrorist, 13 racists, 6 sexists or homophobes, 1 drug related, 1 abusing people with mental health issues, 8 expenses cheats, 4 benefit fraudsters, 28 relating to theft or fraud, 13 assaults and 3 sexual scandals with the other 190 falling into the 'general misconduct' category (which may include elements of any of the above, but short of a trial). Rather puts a handful of UKIP candidates into perspective, doesn't it? It is worth mentioning that included in the list are 2 Hope not Hate activists - one raped an under-age girl, and the other broke his wife's jaw.

Good luck to all UKIP candidates for 7th May - from Dave & the team at Nope, not Hope.





The entire file can be downloaded as a pdf file from our Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B39PL1hZ6W_ROTVrSU1Bel9kc0U/view?usp=sharing

137 Lib/Lab/Con Paedos, racists, homophobes, fraudsters you didn't read about on Hope not Hate - March and April this year

Following on from last night's post featuring 154 councillors and MPs from the Labour, Liberal Democrat, Conservative and other parties who were arrested, convicted or sentenced for criminal offences or guilty of racism, homophobia or sexism in January or February, here's another 137 from 1st March to 20th April this year.

Naturally, you didn't read about any of these on Hope not Hate - and very few appeared in the national media - because they're not UKIP. Interestingly, there are at least 2 Hope not Hate campaingers included - one in Yeovil got 80 hours community service for punching his ex-wife in the face, and the other in Gloucester got 7 years for raping a 15 year old girl.


Paedophilia

HnH activist, Labour member & former head of Gloucester Race Equality Council jailed for raping girl under 16 - http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Gloucester-stalwart-Paul-Mathurin-jailed-raping/story-26231363-detail/story.html

Tory Oxford councillor slammed in child sex report linked to Cameron's campaign team - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/councillor-linked-david-camerons-election-5260110

Former Tory leader of Oxford council admits child grooming was 'swept under the carpet' during time at helm - http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/11834061._I_couldn_t_have_done_things_differently_as_council_leader_/


Former Lib Dem councillor escapes jail in Bradford despite acting like 'predatory paedophile' - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ex-lib-dem-councillor-who-behaved-5365975


Saddleworth Lib Dem councillor charged with child pornography offences after tip from Canadian police - http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/councillor-charged-making-possessing-indecent-8878388

Ashfield & Eastwood Lib Dem PPC stands down following arrest for alleged sexual assault of a schoolboy - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/liberal-democrat-candidate-stands-down-5406616

Lib Dem campaigner and 'close associate' of PPC suspended for child sex offences used party office for porn movies - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/liberal-democrat-activist-uses-local-5460386

Labour peer 'too unwell' to stand trial over historic child abuse allegations - http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/134148/lord-janner-unfit%E2%80%99-stand-trial-over-child-abuse-allegations

Green leader Natalie Bennett's partner's blog defends paedophilia, schoolgirl sex and rape fantasies - http://order-order.com/2015/04/20/barely-legal-sick-childhood-sexuality-shame-of-bennetts-boyfriend/#_@/OQxoZa1QZw-94Q


Leicester Labour deputy mayor fired after plan left hundreds of vulnerable children at risk of abuse (shes still a Cllr) - http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Senior-sackings-Leicester-City-Council-left/story-26141171-detail/story.html

Tory Bucks councillors 'cared more about tarnished reputation than protecting children' says independent report - http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/more-news/council-bosses-cared-more-about-tarnished-reputation-than-protecting-children-says-leaked-government-report-1-6624960

Former Labour leader of Rotherham council 'does not see' why he should return OBE despite sex abuse scandal - http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/regional/ex-council-boss-won-t-return-obe-1-7150075

Child abuse victim stands for UKIP in Nottingham in attempt to unseat Labour administration he holds responsible - http://www.nottinghampost.com/Campaigner-contest-council-leader-s-seat/story-26157886-detail/story.html

Former Labour mayor of Rotherham pleads not guilty to sex attack on girl - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-31833160


Rotherham Labour deputy leader finally admits under-16 Roma girls are married after being asked 6 times (by UKIP Cllr) - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2994377/Roma-gipsy-girls-young-12-forced-live-arranged-marriages.html

Police launch investigation into Westminster child sex ring cover-up lasting decades - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/17/westminster-child-abuse-paedophile-ring-failure

Rape

Hancock to defend Portsmouth South seat despite sexual assault - will Lib Dems put up serious fight against him? - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3016845/Disgraced-MP-Mike-Hancock-quit-Lib-Dems-sexual-advances-vulnerable-constituent-stand-Parliament-AGAIN.html

Glamorgan Labour councillor appears in court to face charges of sexual assault on 17 year old girl - http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Labour-councillor-appears-court-accused-Skomer/story-26330721-detail/story.html
Terrorism
Rochdale Labour councillor's son arrested in Turkey attempting to reach Syria to join ISIS - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/11512305/Rochdale-family-arrested-trying-to-reach-Syria-from-Turkey.html

Racism

Complaints against 3 Coventry Labour councillors being investigated after they brand constituents racist - http://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2015/03/02/news-Outraged-residents-accused-of-racism-by-Coventry-Labour-councillors-lodge-complaints-128199.html

Selby Labour councillor denies racism despite 'Polish piss artists' tweet - http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/11829586.Councillor_defends__Polish_drinkers__comments/

Labour Leicester candidate was telling people to vote BNP on Facebook just 2 years ago (at bottom of page) - http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Fred-Leicester-Column-Donuts-Keith-Vaz-shameful/story-26105111-detail/story.html

White, middle class Green Party has fewer minority candidates than any other party including UKIP - http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/greens-have-fewer-ethnic-minority-candidates-than-any-party-even-ukip-10105932.html


UKIP demands Tory Portsmouth South candidate resign after labelling all UKIP voters 'racist' - http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/tory-candidate-brands-ukip-voters-as-racists-1-6641818

Groby Tory councillor vows to appeal deselection over 'racist, sexist & pornographic' e-mails to colleagues - http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Tory-councillor-deselected-racist-sexist/story-26216437-detail/story.html

Complaints about Coventry Labour councillors who labelled constituents 'racist' deferred until after elections - http://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2015/03/25/news-Delay-after-residents-complain-of-racism-slurs-by-Coventry-Labour-councillors-130083.html

Questions continue over whether Chichester Tories will mount serious challenge to former councillor expelled for racism - http://www.midhurstandpetworth.co.uk/news/local/sussex-decides-growing-tradition-of-independent-councillors-in-the-midhurst-area-1-6640859

Coventry Labour councillor apologises to parish councillors for calling them Nazi for raising immigration concerns - http://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2015/03/31/news-Coventry-Labour-councillors-private-apology-for-Nazi-slur-is-not-enough--130444.html

'Nazi uniform' Tory MP criticised for calling constituents 'rude' and complaining about 'low pay' - http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/03/28/arrogant-burley-criticised-for-talking-of-rude-constituents/

Plaid Cymru stand by candidate who called English-born Welsh residents Nazis - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2015-wales-32215894

Groby Tories fail to field candidates following deselection of former leader following racist & sexist email row - http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Conservative-candidate-stand-Groby-election-time/story-26317832-detail/story.html
Sexism/Homophobia

Former Chesterfield Lib Dem MP given reprimand over bullying of female candidate - http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/grassroots/former-chesterfield-mp-paul-holmes-is-reprimanded-for-bullying-1-7155336

Hartlepool Labour councillor asked questioner 'have I slept with you?' & says 'I don't need your pussy votes' - http://www.hartlepoolpost.co.uk/

Green Party sacks Liverpool press officer over sexism on social media - http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/green-party-candidate-sacks-volunteer-8917100

Call for tougher sanctions over Hartlepool Labour Cllr at public meeting who asked questioner if he'd slept with her - http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/local/tougher-sanctions-demanded-after-hartlepool-councillor-asks-woman-have-i-slept-with-you-1-7184278

The 'Joy of Sexism' in the Labour Party, by Tory MP on receiving end of 'sexist' barbs by Labour rival - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-politics/11498910/Ed-Milibands-Labour-is-dangerous-for-women.-Heres-why.html

Quilliam Foundation head and Lib Dem PPC Maajid Nawaz 'considering future' after sexist lap dance video - http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/lib-dem-hopeful-maajid-nawaz-considers-future-cut-throat-politics-after-election-1496124
Drugs

Former Labour deputy mayor of Liverpool bidding to regain seat admits previous resignation was over caution for class A drugs - http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/paul-brant-class-drugs-shame-8985937
Mental Health

Pontypridd Lib Dem PPC under fire after calling council chiefs 'retards' - http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/would-be-lib-dem-mp-apologises-8782496
Expenses

Decision on Hawick SNP councillor who claimed expenses to attend colleagues funeral delayed - http://www.hawick-news.co.uk/news/local-headlines/delay-over-decision-on-cranston-probe-1-3710509

Labour MP for Rotherham claimed £17 expenses for Remembrance Day poppy wreath - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-31895703

Tory Dudley South MP claimed £ 10.80 to attend Kingswinford Remembrance Sunday service - http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/03/20/mp-under-fire-after-claiming-10-for-remembrance-trip/

Tory Wandsworth Council leader gets £27k trip to Cannes paid for by consortium behind controversial development - http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/11879166.Wandsworth_Council_leader_Ravi_Govindia_s_trip_to_Cannes_paid_for_by_developers/

Motherwell Labour faces legal action for sacking of senior councillor who questioned housing contract - http://www.motherwelltimes.co.uk/news/local-headlines/councillor-takes-labour-to-court-over-sacking-1-3728201

Buxton Tory convicted of falsifying expenses & barred from public office now running 'Buxton Independents' campaign - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-32215977

Luton Labour vice-chair to fight seat of Labour councillor suspended over expenses irregularities - http://www.luton-dunstable.co.uk/Luton-Labour-vice-chair-Yasmin-Waheed-stand-place/story-26314819-detail/story.html

Salmond aide & ex-SNP cllr faces jail after failing to carry out community service after expenses fraud conviction - https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/551845/undefined-headline-294/
Benefit Fraud

Labour councillor convicted of benefit fraud nominated as deputy mayor of Stafford - http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/02/26/benefit-fraud-councillor-nominated-for-stafford-deputy-mayor/

Tiverton Lib Dem councillor convicted of defrauding own authority has charity money in personal bank account - http://www.middevongazette.co.uk/Tiverton-councillor-admits-having-charity-money/story-26230576-detail/story.html

Melton Tory councillor pleads not guilty to benefit fraud charges (not the same one who was convicted of £3k theft!) - http://www.meltontimes.co.uk/news/local/melton-borough-councillor-gary-bush-pleads-not-guilty-to-benefit-fraud-charges-1-6670053

Labour Milton Keynes council denies using press watchdog to try and silence paper over expenses story - http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/local/council-denies-attempt-to-silence-the-press-1-6670786
Theft/Fraud

Spelthorne Tory councillor's wife convicted of £2k theft from school PTA - http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/councillors-partner-convicted-2000-pta-8732216

Sandwell Labour councillors resign as investigation continues into fraudulent sales of council land - http://www.halesowennews.co.uk/news/11824975.Breaking_news__Under_fire_Sandwell_Council_deputy_leader_resigns/

Fraud trial of Scunthorpe Labour councillor told he was repeatedly chased for council tax payments - http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/Court-told-ex-mayor-pursued-council-tax-arrears/story-26083856-detail/story.html

Tory ex councillor in Wycombe jailed for fleecing old ladies of savings - http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/11853028.Former_councillor_jailed_for_fraud/

Melton Labour councillor pleads guilty to theft of £3.2k from lunch club - his Lab group leader faces benefits fraud charges - http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/councillor-admits-theft-charge/story-26160171-detail/story.html

Senior Somerset Tory councillor resigns after breaches of code over sales of public land - http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Senior-Somerset-County-Councillor-David-Huxtable/story-26148678-detail/story.html


Two corruption charges dropped against former Tory leader of Dorset CC, one continues - http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11855968.Two_charges_dropped_against_former_council_leader_Spencer_Flower/

Sandwell Council - whose Labour deputy leader faces fraud investigation - bars critical blogger from meetings - http://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2015/03/18/twitter-bars-blogger-over-harassment-of-sandwell-council-leader/

Labour council leader defends Blackpool councillors summonsed for unpaid council tax - http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/community/community-news/leader-defends-councillors-over-unpaid-tax-bills-1-7157743

Tendring councillor and former Tory rebailed in fraud charges relating to grants from Sport England - http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/local/clacton/11867261.Tendring_councillor_arrested_on_suspicion_of_defrauding_Sport_England_is_bailed_again_by_police/

Scunthorpe Labour councillor Jawaid Ishaq jailed for 3 1/2 years for fraud after impersonating dead friend - http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/BREAKING-NEWS-Jawaid-Ishaq-jailed/story-26205450-detail/story.html

SNP run Perth & Kinross council under fire after leadership rules out fraud probe into 'dodgy' recruitment contract - http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/council-under-fire-after-ruling-5365029

Probe into former SNP deputy leader of Edinburgh council over undeclared links to lobbyist in contracts row - http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/scottish-politics/ex-snp-edinburgh-leader-faces-questions-over-links-to-lobbyist.121242831

Plymouth Labour councillor to face trial next month for fraud by abuse of position - http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/City-councillor-face-trial-month-suspicion/story-26236255-detail/story.html

Labour finally expel Scunthorpe councillor jailed for fraud after stealing dead friend's cash - http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/Labour-Party-expulsion-ends-decades-work/story-26231865-detail/story.html

Borders SNP councillor referred to standards hearing for 2nd time in a year for failing to declare interest in financial matter - http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/news/local-headlines/councillor-case-goes-to-watchdog-1-3729360

Stafford Labour councillor & Hope not Hate activist suspended for misconduct in public office - http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Party-excludes-Stafford-councillor-charge/story-26236013-detail/story.html

Jailed former Lib Dem PPC for Coventry investigated again for fraud offences - http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/shamed-would-be-coventry-mp-investigated-8925116

Former Tory leader of Dorset CC convicted of failing to declare financial interest, allowed to remain in public office - http://www.24dash.com/news/housing/2015-03-30-Councillors-link-to-housing-association-central-to-first-conviction-under-Localism-Act

Former Tory Stratford upon Avon councillor convicted of running taxi firm without proper licenses - http://www.stratford-herald.com/34833-unlicensed-taxi-firm-conviction-costs-former-councillor-32000.html

Hartlepool Labour councillor who ran resident's assoc. admits 11 fraud charges - what about the other Lab cllrs on the board? - http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/crime/ex-boss-of-hartlepool-charity-admits-string-of-frauds-1-7181481


Labour suspends senior Luton councillor, opens inquiry into expenses claims relating to private school fees - http://www.luton-dunstable.co.uk/EXCLUSIVE-Labour-suspends-Luton-councillor-Khtija/story-26278216-detail/story.html

Borders SNP councillor referred to watchdog over expenses claims following council probe - http://www.bordertelegraph.com/news/borders/articles/2015/04/04/529275-expenses-claim-councillor-referred-to-watchdog/

Dudley zoo CEO suspended over financial irregularities; former Labour leader who is trustee 'knew nothing' - http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/04/01/boss-at-helm-of-dudley-zoo-for-20-years-in-financial-probe/

Former Tory leader of Dorset CC convicted of failing to declare financial interest elected in uncontested ward as 'independent' - http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/12884321.Former_council_leader_convicted_in_landmark_case_to_stand_as_Independent/

Labour councillor & former Sandwell deputy leader's son arreed over role in fraudulent disposal of council properties - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-32323295
Assault

Stoke Labour councillor receives 3 month suspended sentence for repeated assaults on girlfriend - http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Councillor-Matthew-Fry-broke-girlfriend-s-wrist/story-26126141-detail/story.html

St Helen's South Labour candidate in court to face assault charges next Thursday - http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/11852513.Marie_Rimmer_due_in_court_next_week_to_face_assault_charge/


Referendum assault trial of Labour councillor and St Helen's South PPC conveniently adjourned until after election - http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/scotland/labour-councillor-s-referendum-assault-trial-postponed-1.853630

Macclesfield Tory councillor to stand trail for assault on a woman - http://www.macclesfield-express.co.uk/news/councillor-stand-trial-allegedly-assaulting-8913050

Labour confirm St Helen's South PPC will remain despite pending trial for assault (conveniently adjourned 'til after election) - http://www.sthelensreporter.co.uk/news/local/mp-elect-s-assault-trial-not-til-august-1-7178967

Sentencing hearing adjourned of Leicester Labour Cllr convicted of perverting course of justice - http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Don-t-punish-18-year-old-son-jailing-Leicester/story-26260210-detail/story.html


Wrexham Plaid Cymru councillor avoids conviction for assaulting former partner - http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/146195/wrexham-councillor-cleared-of-assaulting-ex-partner.aspx

80 hours community service for Yeovil Hope not Hate activist convicted of punching wife in face - http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Yeovil-town-councillor-John-Grana-sentenced-80/story-26300141-detail/story.html


Police called to fight between Tory and Labour candidates in East Riding - http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/George-McManus-Labour-Bryan-Pearson-Tory-alleged/story-26325884-detail/story.html

West Lancs UKIP candidate forced to withdraw from hustings over death threats from 'Stand up to UKIP' - http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/news/southport-west-lancs/general-election-2015-west-lancashire-9031370
Sexual Scandals

Kent youth crime commissioner suspended over affair with married councillor selected as Tory local election candidate - http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/youth-commissioner-Kerry-Boyd/story-26124043-detail/story.html

Resignation calls in Eastleigh Lib Dem love triangle as councillor gets harassment warning - http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11837917.Call_for_love_triangle_councillor_to_quit_amid_allegations_of_text_and_social_media_abuse_campaign/

More on the Eastleigh Lib Dem 'love triangle' involving leader, cabinet member and ex-wife - http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/yoursay/letters/11861685.Leader_must_take_blame_for_council___s_current_mess/
General Misconduct


Calls for Wokingham Tory councillor to resign after investigation upholds complaint he bullied constituent - http://www.bracknellnews.co.uk/news/wokingham/articles/2015/02/25/107893-calls-for-resignation-of-wokingham-councillor-after-bullying-charge/

Tories suspend own councillor ahead of crucial Suffolk planning meeting as he publicly opposed development plan - http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/complaint_made_to_suffolk_coastal_over_handling_of_christopher_hudson_s_suspension_from_planning_committee_before_key_decision_1_3974904

Labour leader of East Staffs council apologises for distasteful tweet about dead councillor - http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/East-Staffordshire-Borough-Council-leader-says/story-26107214-detail/story.html

Tories warned over rigging fears for Kensington PPC selection process by own members - http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/tory-chair-warned-against-rigging-allwomen-shortlist-for-kensington-10075438.html

Cardiff Labour leader faces no-confidence motion over shambolic budget - http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/motion-no-confidence-cardiff-council-8730914

MK UKIP Cllr 'appalled' to discover taxi scandal Lib Dem councillor still holds taxi licenses - http://www.mkweb.co.uk/SUBHAN-SHAFIQ-Councillor-appalled-Mayor-taxi/story-26090342-detail/story.html

Kent Tory councillor who pushed shambolic streetlight scheme resigns from post - http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/Cllr-Brazier-led-controversial-streetlight-switch/story-26091183-detail/story.html

East Lothian Labour chairman resigns after party tweets urge supporters to vote Tory to keep out SNP - http://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/roundup/articles/2015/02/27/525852-exlabour-councillor-quits-local-party-posts-over-vote-tory-tweet-/

Stockton Tory councillor suspended over non payment of council tax attacks 'unpleasant behaviour' of fellow Tories - http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/councillor-accuses-tory-group-unpleasant-8754971

Internal rift in East Kilbride as Labour councillors refuse to campaign for sitting Labour MP - http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/east-kilbride-labour-councillors-stay-5227033

Bosworth Tory MP continues to insist astrology is answer to NHS problems - http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/MP-defends-claim-astrology-ease-NHS-pressure/story-26084606-detail/story.html


Dumbarton cybernats in bullying row as SNP steps up personal attacks on councillors - http://www.dumbartonreporter.co.uk/news/dumbarton/articles/2015/03/04/526172-councillor-quits-facebook-over-bullying-claims/

Lib Dem peer & diversity adviser admits smuggling 2 year old boy into UK & lying to get him a British passport - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2984864/Lib-Dem-lord-admits-smuggling-illegally-smuggling-two-year-old-boy-UK-claiming-son.html

Cornwall Tory councillor appears before court on food hygiene charges - trial set for 8th May - http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Cornwall-councillor-Jim-Flashman-appears-court/story-26167689-detail/story.html

Recording proves Tory chairman Grant Shapps continued to masquerade as 'Michael Green' after election - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/15/grant-shapps-admits-he-had-second-job-as-millioniare-web-marketer-while-mp

Hartlepool's Labour mayor faces vote of no confidence over hospital meeting - http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/local/vote-of-no-confidence-over-hartlepool-mayor-1-7157270

After criticising the Tories over donations from hedge fund managers, Labour takes £650k donations from the same - http://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/national/11871283.Labour_donor_is_hedge_fund_manager/

Tory chairman Grant Shapps faces legal action by Labour councillor he threatened to sue - http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/21/grant-shapps-dean-archer-legal-action-michael-green

Bute SNP campaign manager resigns over 'extreme meddling' and gagging by party leadership - http://www.buteman.co.uk/news/local-headlines/blow-for-snp-as-bute-campaign-chair-resigns-1-3725552

Coventry Labour Party selects council candidates amidst 'fix' claims over bussed in members - http://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2015/03/24/news-'Dirty-dealings'-allegations-as-Labour-selects-Coventry-council-candidates-130022.html


Labour councillor and former leader of Swansea Council in court on fly tipping charges - http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/former-swansea-council-leader-appear-8925632

Calls to name 7 Labour and 1 Lib Dem councillor who failed to pay council tax in Haringey - http://www.tottenhamjournal.co.uk/home/unmask_haringey_councillors_who_fail_to_pay_taxes_on_time_1_4009402

Labour canvasser in Milton Keynes urinates in bushes outside constituents front door - http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/local/urine-trouble-labour-canvasser-relieves-himself-outside-voter-s-home-1-6662695



9 NI councillors facing disciplinary action over code of conduct breaches - http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/nine-councillors-new-supercouncils-facing-8960000

Labour activists helping George Galloway in Bradford West as Labour candidate denies party rift - http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/12863575.Labour_s_Bradford_West_candidate_denies_ongoing_rift_among_party_activists_over_her_selection/


Coventry Labour candidate resigns after using 'foul and abusive' language to pub landlord - http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/labour-election-candidate-dan-howells-8993656

Former Labour leader of Swansea Council sees trial for fly tipping delayed until June - http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/former-swansea-council-leader-david-8994202

Rhondda Labour councillor suspended for 4 months after falsely claiming man had caution for firearms offences - http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/councillor-suspended-four-months-after-9044536

Unions and Hope not Hate reduced to bribing supporters to attend anti-UKIP action day in Grimsby - http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/04/14/labour-in-grimsby-panic-as-ukip-set-to-take-seat/

Former Tory deputy leader of Boston council stands down 3 weeks before election ahead of trial for housing offences - http://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/news/local/councillor-steps-down-three-weeks-before-election-1-6694097

 

Monday, 20 April 2015

This year's Lib Dem, Labour, Tory & other councillors you didn't read about in the nationals or on HnH (Jan & Feb only)

Regular Twitter or Facebook users who follow our posts will know that we regularly publish updates on councillors from the Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and other parties who have been in trouble with the law or been accused of racism, sexism or homophobia.

As we're in the middle of an election period, we thought it might prove useful to provide a list of all those we have featured this year. So, without further ado, here's the list for January and February of this year only - March to the current date will follow in the next few days.


Paedophiles












Racism

Dover Tories seek to ditch controversial councillor ahead of elections in favour of bland replacement http://www.kentonline.co.uk/deal/news/tory-party-moves-to-oust-29422/

Still no action against New Forest 'nigger in woodpile' Tory councillor: imagine the fuss had he been UKIP! - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2892885/Deputy-mayor-racism-storm-comparing-flood-prevention-n-woodpile-council-meeting.html

Nottingham Labour councillor suspended for Auschwitz tweet - http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/exclusive-labour-councillor-suspended-auschwitz-tweet/

Jailed Labour Wigan councillor had history of abusing power, incurring costs and racism before arrest and conviction - http://www.wigantoday.net/news/local/mcgurrin-had-abused-her-position-of-power-1-7035203

Tory mayor of Bristol compares cyclist tweet to Jim Crow racism in 60's America - http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Bristol-Mayor-George-Ferguson-compares-cyclist/story-25825093-detail/story.html

Moroccan born Muslim mayor of Rotterdam tells Muslims who don't like the west 'pack your bags and f**k off': http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/charlie-hebdo-mayor-rotterdam-tells-4970496

Bradford Labour councillor condemned after posting video suggesting Paris shootings were fake - http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/11722764.Former_Lord_Mayor_in_fake_video_row/

Inverness councillor expelled from Lib Dems over Britain First in new racism row over anti-Semitic comments - http://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/News/Inverness-councillor-in-racism-row-16012015.htm

Groby Tory councillor forced to apologise for sending racist, sexist and pornographic e-mails - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/top-tory-forced-grovel-after-5037897


Norwich Labour councillor quits party in racism row over 'totally unacceptable' comments over Palestine - http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/norwich_labour_councillor_quits_party_in_race_row_over_facebook_comments_1_3930024

Ringwood Tory councillor in racism row now at centre of bullying claims as party declines to act - http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11764267.Ringwood_racism_row_reignites_as_mayor_accuses_councillor_of____bullying___/


Waltham Forest Labour councillor suspended over 'anti-Muslim' comments on Facebook in row with fellow councillor - http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/11804143.Councillor__at_a_loss__to_understand_suspension_after_Facebook_spat/

Labour Party 'bears hallmarks of institutional racism' says Rahman in quote not carried in national press - http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/11811826.Mayor_accuses_party_of__institutional_racism_/
Sexism/homophobia


Cambridge Green candidate accused of transphobia, apologises for offence caused - http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge-Green-Party-parliamentary-candidate/story-25907843-detail/story.html

Hinckley Tory leader apologises for sending racist and sexist jokes, no further action taken - http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/top-tory-apologises-sending-racist-8538861

Labour's Harriet Harman denies telling councillor she was 'too pretty for politics' in sexism row - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-31446263

Glamorgan former Labour councillor faces investigation for 'retweeting photocopied picture of woman's breasts' - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/councillor-rapped-retweeting-picture-photocopied-5187737

South Yorks Tory candidate resigns over homophobic comments on Twitter - http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/conservative-resigns-over-homophobic-tweet-1-7113509
Benefit Fraud

Cornwall councillor repaid thousands in false benefit claims to avoid court, council declines to name and shame them - http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Councillor-pay-benefits/story-25781927-detail/story.html

Wife of former Labour councillor in Irvine pleads guilty to £5000 benefits fraud - http://www.irvinetimes.com/news/kilwinning/articles/2015/01/16/521394-pled-guilty-to-fraudulently-claiming-5000-in-benefits/

Benefits fraud conviction Stafford Labour councillor stands down from party (Labour took no action) - http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/02/05/labour-councillor-steps-down-after-benefit-fraud-conviction/

Mis-use of Public Funds
Labour run Glasgow council sent aides to Labour conference at taxpayer's expense - http://action4equalityscotland.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/spending-public-money.html

Stapleford Lib Dem mayor continues to claim expenses, but has lived in Saudi Arabia for past 6 months - http://www.nottinghampost.com/Notts-mayor-s-living-Saudi-Arabia/story-25810711-detail/story.html

Bungle-hit council latest: Cheshire East council's media staff sent politically partial tweets for Tory leader - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-30695312

Lisburn DUP councillor maintains bullying claims in corrupt housing contracts hearing - http://www.lisburntoday.co.uk/news/local-news/councillor-maintains-bullying-claims-in-evidence-to-committee-1-6521696

Labour controlled Nuneaton council landed with £150,000 bill after planning blunder - http://www.nuneaton-news.co.uk/Council-planning-blunder-pay/story-25889423-detail/story.html

Call for probe into expenses of Wyre's Tory mayor as he faces ousting over increasing costs - http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/councillor-calls-for-answers-on-mayor-probe-1-7072408

Forget spending cuts - Wirral's Labour councillors rack up £3,000 on taxi expenses - http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11750132.Row_as_Wirral_Labour_councillors_rack_up_nearly___3_000_expense_claims_for_taxis/

Former Tory leader of Stafford council escapes charges over failing to declare financial interests - http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/01/30/former-stafford-council-leader-will-not-face-criminal-charges/

Derby Tories & Lib Dems defend 'skimming' of Cllr allowances to fund parties: Labour condemns, but also does it - http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Tories-Lib-Dems-defend-skimming-council/story-25984590-detail/story.html

Batley Labour MP claimed £1.13 to attend voter's wedding, and £0.90 for Remembrance Day - http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/funeral-expenses-mike-wood-mp-8613362

7 Aberdeen councillors (5 Lab, 1 Tory, 1 Ind) face standards inquiry over use of council facilities for political means - https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/487907/aberdeen-councillors-facing-standards-commission-hearing/

Keighley Labour councillors warned over illegal funding of civic centre - http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/11786638.Keighley_Town_councillors_warned_over_civic_centre_funding/

Abuse of Poor

Aylesbury Tory councillor deletes food bank tweets, suspends Twitter account after labelling users 'mentally ill & drug abusers' - http://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/1493523/aylesbury-councillor-creates-twitter-storm-over-foodbank-comments/

How Labour controlled Waltham Forest are throwing out poor council tenants to play at property developing - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/13/families-cheated-homes-poor-labour-council-gentrification
Theft/Fraud

Wigan former Labour councillor jailed for 8 months for making fraudulent childcare claims to attend council meetings - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-30688565

Tory Stafford leaders decision to step down 'not connected to ongoing police investigation' - http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Stafford-Council-leader-s-shock-resignation/story-25818299-detail/story.html

Labour council candidate Syed Gous Ali jailed for 4 counts of tax fraud at Leicester court - http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/law-firm-employee-jailed-tax-8499667 …

Edmonton Labour councillor suspended 6 months after conviction for fraudulent use of a taxi license - http://www.northlondon-today.co.uk/News.cfm?id=21880&headline='Fake%20badge'%20councillor%20suspended%20from%20Labour%20party …

Guildford Tory councillor facing fraud and forgery charges will not stand for re-election in May - http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/guildford-greenbelt-group-challenge-anne-8527894

Lib Dem Highland councillor cleared of misconduct after supporting wind farm without declaring hospitality - https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/inverness/470475/councillor-cleared-of-misconduct-over-windfarm-hospitality/

Enfield Labour leader does nothing over councillor convicted of fraud, just kicks problem to national party - http://www.enfield-today.co.uk/news.cfm?id=22667&headline= Tories questionLabour  leader  over councillor convicted of fraud



Stirling SNP councillor told to hand back £150 expenses claimed for attending holocaust memorial in own ward - http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/556990/SNP-man-told-to-hand-back-Holocaust-money


Pressure mounts for Sandwell Labour councillor & deputy leader to stand down in 'massive' corruption investigation - http://www.halesowennews.co.uk/news/11789396.Pressure_mounts_on_Oldbury_councillor_as_Eric_Pickles_calls_for_resignation/

Tory MEP faces police investigation over 'systematic financial irregularities' - http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/02/12/exclusive-tory-mep-reported-to-police-over-systematic-financial-fraud/

Labour shuts out former councillor who resigned from party in Plymouth over fraud charges - http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Councillor-says-black-sheep-quitting-Labour-tour/story-26062241-detail/story.html
Sexual Scandals

Eastleigh Lib Dem chaos continues amidst recriminations from break-up of husband and wife councillors - http://www.eastleighnews.co.uk/2015/01/further-lib-dem-resignation-at-hedge-end-town-council/

Former Tory PPC and chair of school governors caught in bed with head as investigation launched into 'missing resources' - http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/head-suspended-amid-affair-schools-8421439

MK rapist taxi driver granted license by Lib Dem Cllr was exposed by FOI request from driver suspended for row with passenger - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-30913407

Kent Youth Crime commissioner contract not renewed following allegations of affair with married former Labour Cllr - http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/no-replacement-for-youth-crime-32378/

Assault

Enfield Labour councillor to stand trial for assault (next August, for an assault last February) - http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/11717277.print/

Hackney Labour councillor to face assault charges at Wood Green. In August. - http://hackneycitizen.co.uk/2015/01/23/hackney-landlord-haydar-ulus-faces-trial-over-assault-charges/

Former Angus Provost and SNP councillor's trial continues for assaulting wife in care home - http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/angus-the-mearns/former-angus-provost-s-assault-case-continued-1.807581

Spelthorne Tory councillor appeals conviction and sentence for 5 counts of assault against former girlfriend - http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/councillor-asif-ayub-appeals-against-8498291

Stoke Labour councillor charged with assault - he was formerly in trouble over some missing cash - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-31058396

Brent Labour councillor convicted of dangerous driving and ABH on former girlfriend after running her over - http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/crime-court/brent_councillor_zaffar_van_kawala_found_guilty_of_dangerous_driving_and_abh_1_3938294

Newry Alliance councillor resigns following arrest for assault - http://www.u.tv/News/Alliance-councillor-resigns-after-arrest/4a30f496-0192-473c-8beb-1af9cdc8579b

SNP 'Yes' campaigner avoids jail 'by skin of teeth' for assault on Labour councillor - http://www.dumbartonreporter.co.uk/news/roundup/articles/2015/02/08/523869-yes-prankster-avoids-jailby-skin-of-teeth/

Wrexham Plaid Cymru councillor pleads not guilty to assaulting woman - http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/wrexham-councillor-appears-court-assault-8624284

Stoke on Trent Labour councillor pleads guilty to assaulting partner and breaking her arm - http://staffslive.co.uk/2015/02/stoke-trent-councillor-matthew-fry-pleads-guilty-assaulting-partner/

Leicester Labour councillor faces jail after conviction for perverting the course of justice - http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/GUILTY-Leicester-city-councillor-Barbara-Potter/story-26049391-detail/story.html
General Misconduct

Tory Deputy PCC in Humberside referred to justice minister after spat with local Tory councillors - http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Deputy-PCC-Paul-Robinson-accused-abusing-position/story-25820038-detail/story.html

Bullying within Middlesborough Labour group caused councillor to have breakdown - http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/redcar-cleveland-cabinet-member-claims-8437120

St Helen's Labour councillor ordered to apologise to constituent after 'c u next tuesday' Facebook comment - http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/councillor-told-apologise-resident-after-8407601

How the hard left - including Hope not Hate - got it all wrong over Charlie Hebdo by misunderstanding the jokes- https://ricochet.media/en/292/lost-in-translation-charlie-hebdo-free-speech-and-the-unilingual-left

Broxtowe Labour leader refuses to apologise for swearing at constituent - http://www.nottinghampost.com/Broxtowe-Borough-Council-leader-apologise/story-25819178-detail/story.html


Deselected former Medway mayor expelled form Tory party for refusing to rule out independent candidacy - http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/ex-mayor-expelled-for-disloyalty-29773/

Epsom Labour councillor demands arrest of Tory leader for 'barging past her'. Wasting police time arrest coming up? - http://www.epsomguardian.co.uk/news/11715023.Police_have_done__absolutely_nothing__to_investigate_claim_of_assault_by_Surrey_County_Council_leader__says_his__victim_/

Redcar Labour 'at war with itself' and 'akin to North Korea', says internal party report - http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/11715318.Redcar_Labour__quot_at_war_with_itself_quot__says_leading_councillor/


Sinn Fein councillor arrested in terror probe attacks PSNI over the cost of his (and a colleague's) arrest - http://www.derryjournal.com/news/cost-of-arrests-in-paramilitary-probe-questioned-1-6517122

Ex-copper & Tory mayor-elect of Scarborough clashes with protesters over past police mistreatment - http://www.fileymercury.co.uk/news/local/fox-is-the-mayor-apparent-1-7046426

Labour MP tells Bolton council 'get your act together' as Social Service's failures block A&E beds in crisis - http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/11718323.Labour_row_as_MP_tells_council_to__get_its_act_together__over_A_E_crisis/

Anglesey Tory councillor to appeal suspension after criticising ombudsman - http://www.newsrt.co.uk/news/anglesey-councillor-peter-rogers-says-he-will-appeal-his-suspension-2898214.html

Sex pest Wigan former Lib Dem councillor accused of making 'vile comments' about murdered police officers - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-30901843

Nothants Labour and Tories in row over Cllr attendance; it seems that nobody turns up at all, ever - http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/labour-group-in-northampton-hit-back-at-criticism-over-councillors-attendance-records-1-6530045

Rhonda Labour cllr suspended for 6 months after chairing committee which decided best man's planning application - http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/councillor-suspended-six-months-after-8484968

Tory Association members in Gt Yarmouth admit planning to damage UKIP Cllr's reputation during vote trial - http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/former_ukip_candidate_alleged_to_have_upset_great_yarmouth_conservatives_with_his_success_with_voters_1_3922965

Lib Dem leader removed from Northampton social housing board after failing to declare interests - http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/politics/lib-dem-leader-ousted-from-northampton-social-housing-board-after-council-vote-1-6530826

Corby Conservatives expel councillor from group ahead of debate over fire service cuts - http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/top-stories/conservatives-in-corby-expel-borough-councillor-after-fire-cuts-meeting-1-6528274

Tory mayor of Wisbech apologises to UKIP councillor after suggesting taxi fares agreed by council were 'rip off' - http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/wisbech_mayor_apologises_to_council_colleague_and_taxi_drivers_leader_for_christmas_day_fare_rip_off_claim_1_3919837

Labour controlled Waltham Forest admits failing to protect employees from asbestos over 10 year period - http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/wfnews/11734109.Council_failings__too_serious__for_magistrates_court/ 

Labour controlled Camden council spent £3m on gagging clauses as senior staff depart - http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2015/jan/town-hall-accused-spending-%C2%A33-million-gagging-clauses-keep-departing-staff-quiet

Paisley SNP councillor suspended for book burning attacks own party over selection process - http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/councillor-suspended-from-snp-over-book-burning-in-westminster-195111n.116649890

Labour controlled Durham CC 'acted unlawfully' on homes plan as judge rules information was withheld from cabinet - http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/11739861.Council_acted__unlawfully__over_housing_scheme/

33 complaints made about Sheffield councillors in last 2 years, only 3 lead to action - http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/total-of-33-complaints-made-against-sheffield-councillors-1-7065529

Clacton Tory councillor faces standards hearing over allegations he lied to gas blast survivor's group - http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/local/clacton/11740006.Councillor_to_face_board_accused_of_lying_to_gas_blast_community_group/

Wigan former Lib Dem councillor makes counter complaint about 'lying' police chief in 'vile comments' row - http://www.wigantoday.net/news/local/councillor-at-centre-of-scandal-hits-back-1-7067384

Musselburgh SNP councillor censured for failing to declare interest in charity grant award to charity he is part of management of - http://www.eastlothiannews.co.uk/news/local-news/musselburgh-councillor-rapped-over-charity-grant-1-3668342

No action against Labour councillor who used 'unofficial' blue badge to park in disabled space during council meeting - http://www.sloughobserver.co.uk/news/slough/articles/2015/01/23/106969-no-action-to-be-taken-against-councillor-seen-using-unofficial-blue-badge-in-disabled-bay/

1 in 20 people disappear from Labour controlled Bradford's electoral roll in fraud clampdown - http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/11748713.One_in_20_Bradfordians_drop_off_electoral_roll_as_side_effect_of_fraud_clampdown/


Labour councillors accused of attack on democracy as non-attendance causes cancellation of meetings in Barry - http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/11745303.Cancelled_meetings_a__quot_serious_attack_on_democracy_quot____Plaid_Cymru/

Musselburgh SNP councillor censured for failing to declare interest questions need for standards hearing - http://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/musselburgh/articles/2015/01/24/522358-councillor-who-breached-code-of-conduct-questions-need-for-hearing/


Senior South Tyneside Labour councillors broke rules over election emails, but face no further action - http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/local-news/council-bosses-broke-rules-over-election-e-mails-but-face-no-further-action-1-7072900

Dorset CC announces cabinet reshuffle following departure of leader after he was charged with criminal offences - http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11757933.Changes_to_Dorset_County_Council_cabinet___as_Toni_Coombs_axed_from_communications_role/

South Somerset Tory councillor continues to claim expenses despite now living in America - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/county-councillor-continues-claim-expenses-5067515

Labour fail to declare front page newspaper advert in election expenses in Croydon - http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Electoral-Commission-investigates-Labour-failing/story-25936644-detail/story.html

New attempt to name Bolton Labour councillor summonsed twice for non-payment of council tax - http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/11766185.New_bid_to_name_Bolton_councillor_summonsed_for_not_paying_council_tax/

Tower Hamlets mayor and former Labour councillor ran 'corrupt election', court hears - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/lutfur-rahman-tower-hamlets-mayor-ran-corrupt-election-campaign-court-hears-10019244.html

Hope not Hate join Labour bleating over 1m voters disappearing from registers - in mainly Labour areas - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/02/02/one-million-voters-have-fallen-off-britains-electoral-register_n_6600740.html

Carlisle Labour councillor has driving ban overturned for hardship - http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/carlisle-councillor-wins-appeal-against-driving-ban-1.1191206

Former Warrington Labour councillor says he was intimidated and bullied out of the party - http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/NEWS/11776341.Rebel_former_Labour_councillor__bullied__out_of_party/

Stirling Labour councillor breached confidentiality, faces sanctions (but not by Labour) - http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/stirling-councillor-corrie-mcchord-face-5102381

HnH/Labour rentamob silences Farage in Rotherham as police stand by, allow intimidation & Labour MP laughs - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/nigel-farage/11395260/Nigel-Farage-abandons-walkabout-in-Rotherham-as-protesters-blockade-him.html

Former Labour councillor appeals sentence for driving wrong way down one-way street in Woking - http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/ex-woking-councillor-who-caused-guildford-8609822

Devon Tory councillor branded 'discourteous' after refusing to meet residents of care home council is privatising - http://www.middevongazette.co.uk/Care-homes-councillor-discourteous/story-26001063-detail/story.html

Coventry Labour Party implodes in vote-rigging row over candidate selections - http://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2015/02/09/news-Coventry-council-Labour-infighting-amid-voterigging-claims-126537.html


Deputy Mayor becomes 11th Labour councillor to resign from party in 10 days in Redcar & Cleveland selection row - http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/another-councillor-resigns-labour-party-8609944

3 Cottingham Tory councillors resign party after Tory association meddles with selection process - http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Cottingham-councillors-quit-Conservatives-fight/story-25994110-detail/story.html

Bishop's Stortford Tory councillor quits party over 'party politicking' in local council - http://www.hertsandessexobserver.co.uk/Row-sparked-Stortford-Tory-town-councillor/story-26003002-detail/story.html

NE Lincs 'adversarial & irritating' Labour boss announces resignation, but refuses to 'go now for good of group' - http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Council-leader-Chris-Shaw-step-rejects-quit-good/story-26006541-detail/story.html

High Court rules Tory controlled Winchester Council's £165m development illegal over 'cosy deal' with developer - http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/procurement-of-%C2%A3165m-winchester-project-was-unlawful/5073744.article

Hartlepool's Labour mayor closes meeting as campaigners abuse Labour councillors over hospital decisions - http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/health/politics-is-a-dirty-business-but-this-is-way-too-low-row-continues-after-heated-hartlepool-hospital-meeting-1-7112835

Labour controlled Edinburgh Council defers major planning decisions until after election - http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/politics/anger-as-council-vote-delayed-until-after-election-1-3693618

Labour councillor faces sanctions after calling constituent 'ignorant twat' and suggesting he was UKIP member - http://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2015/02/17/news-Councillor-apologises-after-probe-into-offmic-abuse-in-immigation-row-127090.html


Henley mayor attacked for 'betrayal' afer leaving resident's group for Conservatives - http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=1597302

Labour accused of secret deals over ownership transfer of Preston bus station - http://www.lep.co.uk/news/labour-denies-secret-deal-over-preston-bus-station-1-7111482

Portsmouth Lib Dem councillor whose house was used for alternative sex parties set to be lord mayor - http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/councillor-who-hosted-sex-parties-in-line-to-be-lord-mayor-of-portsmouth-1-6588408

Whitby Labour councillor claims aliens are influencing Russia's Putin over Ukraine - http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/whitby-councillor-claims-aliens-influencing-8693183

Labour North Tyneside council investigated by police over multi-million land deal on former shipyard - http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/north-tyneside-council-questioned-over-8705252

Jack Straw trots out 'I didn't break any rules' line over cash for access television sting nets former Labour minister - http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/blackburn/11812724.MORTIFIED__Blackburn_MP_Jack_Straw_insists_no_rules_were_broken_in_fake_firm_talks/

Labour North Tyneside councillors award themselves 24% pay rise as they pass £40m in cuts - http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/anger-north-tyneside-councillors-agree-8705286

Lib Dem run Brentwood Council's £100k+ chief exec lives in Cyprus, does job 'remotely' - http://www.heart.co.uk/essex/news/local/brentwood-chief-exec-doing-job-living-in-cyprus/

Former Tory Foreign Secretary Rifkind suspended from Tories over cash for access sting - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/11429624/Sir-Malcolm-Rifkind-suspended-by-Tories-over-cash-for-access.html

Former Labour Foreign Secretary Jack Straw 'suspends himself' from Labour over cash for access sting - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11429559/Cash-for-access-claims-Jack-Straw-mortified-to-have-fallen-into-trap.html

Concil defers decision on whether East Herts Tory councillor abused position for financial gain - http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/William-Ashley/story-26054802-detail/story.html

Salford Labour mayor attempts to reduce cuts protests by packing public gallery with pre-booked Labour Party members - http://www.salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=2631

 

 

 

 
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