A jury was selected today in the trial of a UKIP councillor accused of electoral fraud. Cllr Matthew Smith was forced to stand down as a general election candidate after he was charged with several counts of making a false statement in nomination papers and making a false instrument with intent. Apparently this was too much, even for UKIP, […]

Buckinghamshire Tory councillor and Ministry of Defence civil servant Mark Winn: The remark follows off the back of a similar slur last June.  Coventry City Council’s Tory shadow cabinet member for children’s services told shocked colleagues that “selfish” food bank users choose booze and drugs over the needs of their own children. The “problem” that food […]

A UKIP councillor has tried to blame immigrants … because he is behind on his own council tax. Portsmouth’s Paul Godier was banned from voting on proposals for £13.1m worth of cuts at Portsmouth City Council because he is behind on payments to the authority. It has not been revealed how much he owes. And […]

A Milton Keynes councillor has defended a decision to award a taxi license to a violent serial rapist, claiming the man had “done his crime, served his time”. And in a sick twist which is threatening to engulf the council’s Liberal Democrat group, the sex offender was given his character reference by … another Lib Dem councillor. Cllr Stuart Burke and […]