To All KIPPERS From Our Friends At ‘Nope not Hope’


A brief round-up of the latest councillors and activists from the Labour, Tory and Liberal Democrats who have found themselves in the news for various arrests, charges and convictions since our last round-up on Friday. Please bear in mind that most court hearings are on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so please keep checking out Facebook page, where we will keep you updated as we hear of further cases.

A relatively small list for the first half of this week, although the establishment parties will have been working hard to keep details of their wrongdoing out of the press ahead of polling day.

Interesting to see how Hope not Hate doesn’t much care about anti-Semitism, homophobia or racism by the other parties.

Labour Party suspends council deputy leader over electoral fraud allegations
http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/11226014.EXCLUSIVE__Senior_Hyndburn_politician_suspended_after_election_fraud_accusation/?ref=var_0

Two Tory councillors previously convicted of electoral fraud (but cleared on appeal) now support Labour in Bradford. We’re sure their experience is vital to Labour’s efforts.
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/11225499.Two_former_Bradford_Tories_now_backing_Labour/

Police investigate homophobic Tory leaflet in Newham
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/05/20/met-police-investigate-muslim-pro-tory-anti-gay-election-leaflets/

Labour councillor under fire over anti-Semitic holocaust leaflet
http://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/local-news/sir-tony-baldry-attacks-holocaust-tweet-posted-from-account-of-banbury-labour-councillor-1-6069496

Majority of Labour Euro candidates support anti-Israel pledge
http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/118196/majority-labour-euro-candidates-back-anti-israel-measures

Labour mayor forced to stand down over bullying goes to High Court to clear name
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/disgraced-blyth-mayor-bob-parker-7144460

Wisbech independent councillors boycott inauguration of mayor nominated by Tory facing firearms charges
http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/independent_councillors_boycott_wisbech_mayor_making_in_protest_over_the_arrogance_of_the_tories_1_3609019

Peace party candidate punched in face in Bradford. Local Labour Party ‘refuses to comment on specific incidents’
http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/11223206.Call_for_calm_after_Heaton_councillor_punched_in_Frizinghall/

Tory Euro candidate under fire for racist Facebook posting
http://thetarge.co.uk/article/current-affairs/0280/european-campaigns-enter-final-week

Labour Party campaigner ‘may face axe’ (not ‘may’) after homophobic rants against fellow councillor
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/05/16/campaigner-may-face-the-axe-from-labour-party-over-gimp-in-basement-accusations/

Labour councillor fined over illegal firearms
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Ex-police-authority-chief-fined-unlicensed-gun/story-21107212-detail/story.html

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Author: philbo62

Retired businessman, always looking for inspiration and new ideas. Author of two books, writer of poetry.

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