A senior Liberal Democrat councillor is currently fighting for his political survival — challenging claims that he is a “serious and enduring threat to children”. Cllr Alex Folkes was forced from his cabinet role with Cornwall Council over historic allegations linking his credit card to a website featuring child abuse imagery. No charges were brought after a 2006 arrest (possibly […]

A councillor in Cornwall has refused to resign after saying that disabled children should be “put down”. At an official event designed to network council members with equalities organisations, Colin Brewer approached a stall operated by a disabled charity and told them: “Disabled children cost the council too much money and should be put down.” Details […]

Tory councillors in Cornwall plan to “streamline” local government decision making so that public assets worth up to £1,000,000 can be sold off without a vote. Proposals tabled for approval at a meeting next Tuesday recommend that democratic oversight be disposed of in order to hasten the council’s “significant disposals programme”, known to the rest […]