Sunday, 25 January 2015

Hinkley Conservative councillor sent racist and sexist jokes

A Conservative councillor in Leicestershire has been forced to apologise for emailing racist and sexist jokes to colleagues.

Cllr Peter Batty, a Hinckley & Bosworth borough and Groby parish councillor, forwarded "funny" emails about Indian taxi drivers, Jews and Irish people to his colleagues. One of the emails contained the word "nigger". Cllr Batty is leader of the Conservative group on the borough council.

Independent Powys councillor, Myfanwy Alexander, resigned as deputy leader of the council after using the same word in a council meeting. Cllr Batty should take a leaf out of her book and do the honourable thing.