Labour councillor claims: My mother is a nine-foot green alien

A local councillor has claimed he was abducted as a child by aliens who have continued to visit him throughout his life. Simon Parkes, who represents Labour on Whitby Town Council, also believes his mother is a nine-foot tall green alien.

In an hour-long YouTube video seized upon by local newspapers this week, Parkes claims his “real mother” is an extra terrestrial with large eyes and small nostrils (Parkes’ drawing inset above) and that he has travelled on board a spaceship.

Despite serving his community in Whitby, the 52 year-old but has loftier political ambitions — of standing for the larger Borough Council in Scarbough. And Parkes has certainly hit upon an interesting strategy for his selection: insulting his would-be colleagues.

“I get more common sense out of the aliens than out of Scarborough Town Hall. The aliens are far more aware of stuff. People in the Town Hall seem not to be aware of the needs of Whitby.”

Vote red. Go green?


  1. Al
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Erma… what? Ah Political Scrapbook, classy as ever.

  2. Posted March 27, 2012 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    @Al: It’s why you keep coming back for more ;-)

  3. Thorsten
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    my word, highlighting something Labour would rather you not see… what Trade Unionist needs this guy out the way?!

  4. Celia
    Posted March 27, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    This is the most sensible politician.

  5. Posted March 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    You can’t actually prove him wrong, though…

    I think that’s the most disturbing part of all.

  6. Posted March 28, 2012 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    The only thing this article has proved is that Labour are still failing to properly vet its representatives for crazy, and this guy has it in spades.

  7. Rob Brown
    Posted March 28, 2012 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    @Daniel Pitt, you realsie this a town councillor don’t you. Parish and town councils are not usually full there are virtually no disqualification factors. There are some complete idiots on them from all sides. Most parishes/towns don’t fight them on a party line at all.

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