Thursday, 5 February 2015

Conservative leader of Hinkley & Bosworth resigns over racist emails

A borough and parish councillor in Leicestershire has resigned as leader of Hinkley & Bosworth Conservatives ahead of a vote of no confidence in him.

Cllr Peter Batty was forced to apologise last month for sending "funny" emails to his colleagues with jokes about Indian taxi drivers, Jews, Irish people and "niggers". Batty has resigned as leader but has "no intention of resigning as a councillor".