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Trans-councillor leaves roles after ‘threats to life’

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Councillor Murray said they would remain a councillor but would no longer fulfil their other roles Scotland’s only openly-trans councillor has said they are stepping back from frontline politics. In…

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Labour councillor probed over anti-Semitic Facebook post

Image copyright Lambeth Council Image caption Lambeth councillor Irfan Mohammad is to be investigated by the Labour Party over a post he shared on Facebook in 2015 A London councillor is to be investigated by…


Bognor Regis councillor resigns in ‘anti-Semitism’ row

Image copyright Bognor Regis Town Council Image caption Councillor Damien Enticott apologised for any offence caused, but defended his actions A councillor has resigned from the Labour Party after a row over controversial comments made…


Online trolls may be barred from being MP or councillor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Diane Abbott and Boris Johnson both received high levels of online abuse during the 2017 election Online trolls who intimidate election candidates or campaigners could be barred from public…


Ex-UKIP councillor jailed for £46k theft from pensioner

Image caption Stephanie Todd defected from the Conservatives to stand for UKIP A former UKIP councillor has been jailed for stealing £46,000 from a vulnerable man in his 90s after she befriended him in the…



UKIP councillor Stephen Searle guilty of murdering wife

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Stephen Searle was elected to Suffolk County Council in 2013 A former UKIP councillor has been found guilty of murdering his wife, after he had an affair with their son’s…


UKIP councillor murder trial: Wife “too old to start again”

Image copyright Suffolk Police Image caption Anne Searle died after she was found dead at the couple’s home on 30 December A woman whose ex-Royal Marine husband allegedly strangled her to death had stuck by…


UKIP councillor murder trial: Stephen Searle had affair

Image copyright Facebook Image caption UKIP member Stephen Searle was elected to Suffolk County Council in 2013 A former UKIP councillor strangled his wife to death after she discovered he was having an affair with…


Harlow councillor elected by one vote after recounts

A Conservative councillor has been elected by one vote in a result which was so close it needed three recounts. Michael Hardware was standing for Harlow Council. Labour retained overall control of the council, while…


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