A Tory councillor in East Riding, and a campaigner for Vote Leave, posted to Facebook today: ‘I have just donated the steam of my p*ss’ with a link to the Jo Cox memorial fund page.
Dominic Peacock is part of the Beverly and Holdnerness Conservatives
His post was captured in a screenshot on Twitter.
After severe online criticism, Political Scrapbook understands he then deleted it and posted an apology.
UPDATE 1: We understand he has now been suspended. This is by a BBC political reporter:
Conservative @East_Riding group member Dominic Peacock suspended over offensive social media comments made in relation to death of Jo Cox MP
— Sarah Sanderson (@sarah_politics) June 21, 2016
UPDATE 2: Statement from Cllr Stephen Parnaby OBE, Leader, East Riding of Yorkshire Council & Leader, Conservative Group
Following inappropriate and offensive comments made on social media relating to the sad and tragic death of Jo Cox MP, I have suspended Cllr Dominic Peacock from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Conservative Group with immediate effect. I shall be reporting this to a meeting of the full Group and my recommendation will be that he be expelled.
Mr Peacock says he won’t say anything more:
Cllr Peacock told me he has unreservedly apologised and has no further comment to make. https://t.co/P5L2bCeDYd
— Katy Austin (@KatyAustinNews) June 21, 2016
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