Saturday, 28 March 2015

Derbyshire Conservative councillor brought position into disrepute

A Conservative district councillor in Derbyshire has been reprimanded for bringing his position into disrepute.

Cllr Martyn Ford was found to have brought his position into disrepute with an aggressive campaign against a funeral director who wanted to convert a closed village pub into a funeral parlour. Ford claimed that posts to Facebook and Twitter were "in jest" but they were deemed to be threatening an intimidating by the council's standards committee.