Tuesday 21 January 2014

Conservative Councillor suspended for alleged racist comments

A Conservative councillor in Enfield has been suspended from the Conservative Party while he is investigated for allegedly making racist comments on Facebook.

The Crown Prosecution Service dropped its case against Cllr Chris Joannides earlier this month but he now faces a 5 week investigation by the Conservative Party's board. He had the whip removed almost a year ago by his local party.

There's no 24 hour rolling coverage of the investigation by the national media you would expect if he was a UKIP councillor as yet but I'm sure it's being prepared as I type.