Alan Mellins

A Tory who caused outrage by suggesting that gypsy travellers should be “executed” has quit as a councillor. Alan Mellins — who made the comment to shocked colleagues and staff in the middle of a planning scrutiny meeting — issued the following statement:

“It was never my intention to cause offence. The remark was irresponsible and ill conceived, and I would like to confirm that the comment categorically does not reflect my personal views in any way.

“In the circumstances I have tendered my resignation as a local councillor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead with immediate effect.”

Mellins remains suspended from the Conservative Party pending disciplinary proceedings.

The row has cost him at least £7,255 pa in council allowances.

  1. John Hodgkinson says:

    “The comment does not reflect my personal views. Yet it was formulated in my brain and came out of my mouth.”

  2. UKIP will no doubt welcome him with open arms. Then again, they may judge him a little too liberal for their tastes.

  3. You no good for nothing piece of shit id like to see you try and earn a hard living as we did for many years im glad
    To see you have left the council now do us all a favour and throw your retarded pigs face off a bridge

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