Female staff have been ordered not to speak to one of their local authority’s own councillors after he used his council laptop and phone to access porn and send sickening misogynistic messages. Wigan councillor Robert Bleakley resigned from the Lib Dems in disgrace earlier this year after being caught forging an email to smear a senior council officer and using […]

The Tory leadership of a London borough attempted to use more than £14,000 of taxpayers’ money as an inducement for opposition councillors to effectively reduce their attendance at council meetings, it has been claimed. With Conservatives clinging onto power in Barnet by just two seats last month, reforms to councillors’ allowances tabled by Tory leaders would see opposition […]

A local official from Poppy Appeal the charity British Legion has slammed a Lib Dem councillor was caught with his hands in the till. As Scrapbook reported last week, Yeovil councillor Peter Brock trousered £1,200 of charity funds — while making pre-emptive excuses for falling donations: “He has sullied the memory of those people who have made the […]

A council leader in one of the worst hit areas by the floods has responded to a residents’ questions on the crisis by blaming them (VIDEO): “If people want to live by the river, that’s up to them.” Spelthorne Borough resident Jason McCarthy had started to film councillor Robert Watts as he was walking off — […]

The members of Thameside Council aren’t “snoring boring” — a message from the local authority’s official Twitter account could suggest they’re much worse than that: We’ve checked and there is definitely no “Cllr B. Ends”. Could the message be an erroneous DM? UPDATE: But there is a “Councillor Bell”. They are live tweeting a councillor […]

The Tory councillor who Scrapbook previously reported was on trial for stealing £153,000 from a helpless 92 year-old woman has been found guilty at Oxford Crown Court.  Charged with managing the finances of his friend Beryl Gittens, who has since died, John Morgan instead wasted her money on gambling — including a spree in Las Vegas — […]