Tory Party General election candidate, Michael Powell – Convicted and jailed for 3 years for downloading hardcore child porn.
Tory Party Councillor (Sandwell/West Midlands), Alan Burkitt - Convicted of pimping in 2007, after he admitted prostituting his girlfriend (who had an IQ of just 52) for £50 a time. Cllr Burkitt, originally elected as a LibDem councillor in 1996 before defecting to the Tories 3 years later, was given a suspended 1-year jail sentence.
Tory Party Councillor (Wickbar/Bristol) Roger Talboys – Convicted and jailed for 6 years for multiple sex attacks on children.
Tory Party Councillor (Wallasey/Merseyside), Michael Howden – Convicted and jailed for 5-and-a-half years in 1997, for the rape of a teenage girl, and also for sexually assaulting another teenage girl on about 20 separate occasions. http://archive.runcornandwidnesworld.co.uk/1997/2/6/22814.html
Tory Party Vice-Chairman of Welsh Conservatives, Andrew Baker – Received a banning order for stalking women.
Tory Party Council Leader (Dartford/Kent), Kenneth Leadbeater – Convicted on 14 counts of downloading kiddie porn photos of young boys in 2006. Given a 3-year community rehabilitation order, a 3-year sexual prevention order, and placed on the sex offenders register for 5 years. http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/localheadlines/display.var.935392.0.former_council_leaders_porn_shame.php
Tory Party MP (Billericay/Essex) Harvey Proctor – Convicted and fined a total of £1,450 in 1987, for sex offences of a sado-masochistic nature against teenage boys, and was forced to resign. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/16/newsid_2524000/2524727.stm
Tory Party MP (Harrow East), and Foreign Office Minister, Ian Harvey – Resigned in disgrace in 1958 after being caught by police with another man behind some bushes in St James Park, London. On the way to the police station Harvey tried to make a run for it but was recaptured. Charges of gross indecency were later dropped, although both men were fined £5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Harvey_%28politician%29
Tory Party Councillor and former Mayor (Wrexham/Wales), Michael Morris – Convicted and put on probation for 2 years in 1996, for the indecent assault of another man, which was captured on CCTV. Forced to resign from his job as a school bursar, although the `Party of family values` Conservatives were quite happy for him to continue as a councillor. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_east/2998019.stm
Tory Party MP (Eastleigh), Stephen Milligan – Found dead in his flat in February 1994, during the wholesome, traditional family values Conservative Government of John `Back to Basics` Major. Milligan was discovered tied to a chair, naked except for stockings and suspenders, with a plastic bag over his head and an orange stuffed into his mouth. He was believed to have accidentally asphyxiated, whilst pleasuring himself during some kind of grotesque solo bondage and self-strangulation sex act. http://www.newsmedianews.com/milligan.shtml
Tory Party Councillor (Whoberley/Coventry), Peter Stidworthy – Convicted and jailed for 15 months in 2003 for the indecent assault of a 15-year old boy, and possession of four thousand pornographic photos of young boys. http://iccoventry.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100localnews/page.cfm?objectid=12420373&method=full&siteid=50003
Tory Party Councillor (Stratford-upon-Avon) Christopher Pilkington – Convicted of downloading hardcore child porn on his PC in 2003. Placed on sex offenders register and forced to resign. http://www.standardsboard.co.uk/Pressoffice/Pressreleasearchive/Pressreleases2004/title,352,en.html
Tory Party Councillor (Colchester/Essex), Douglas Pallet - Convicted of Assault occasioning actual bodily harm in 1998 after waging an 18-month campaign of stalking and harassment against his former mistress, Lynda Guglielmi. Following the break-up of their relationship, Pallett began his deranged vendetta by painting graffiti all over Colchester calling Mrs Guglielmi a `whore`. He then sent her a stream of obscene, sexually explicit and racist letters made from cutting out letters from newspapers. Not content with this, the bunny-boiling Tory nutcase went on to distribute self made cards in telephone boxes near to Mrs Guglielmi`s house containing her home contact details, offering the sale of illicit drugs and her services as a prostitute (needless to say, the perfectly respectable Mrs Guglielmi, a postmistress, has no involvement in either vice or narcotics of any kind). The court heard how Pallets psychotic hate campaign had turned Mrs Gulielmi from being a ”strong, calm, and composed” person into a “despairing neurotic” needing counseling and anti-depressants. Sentence on Pallet was adjourned for psychiatric reports and he was remanded in custody. http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_19981014/ai_n14200832
Tory Party Council Leader (Portsmouth/Hampshire), Freddie Emery Wallis – Charged with sexual assaults on 2 teenage boys in 2001. Details to follow. http://archive.romseyadvertiser.co.uk/2001/6/14/74339.html
Tory Party Mayor (North Tyneside), Chris Morgan – Forced to resign in 2003, after being arrested twice in 2 weeks, for indecent assault on a 15-year old girl, and for suspicion of downloading child porn. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/3303439.stm
Tory Councillor (Newport/Wales), Dean Jenkins - Convicted and jailed for 14 months in 2005 for the possesion and distribution of thousands of pornographic images of young boys. Jenkins, caught as part of the `Operation Ore` kiddie porn investigation, was also place on the sex offenders register for 10 years and disqualified from working with children. After the case, computer crime investigator Gary Probert said: “In 35 years of working with Gwent Police, these are among the most horrendous images we have come across”. http://archive.southwalesargus.co.uk/2005/7/2/50589.html
Tory Party Liaison Manager on the London Assembly, Douglas Campbell, who's job includes running the Tory GLA website - Arrested in 2004 for allegedly downloading child porn. He is currently suspended while the Police investigation continues. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2754255.stm
Tory Party Mayor (St Albans/Hertfordshire), Gordon Myland – Currently being investigated by the Standards Board for England after a local woman complained of verbal and sexual harassment. Myland is also the subject of an official complaint to St Albans District Council from a local school. This separate allegation relates to the inappropriate `kissing` of schoolgirls during an awards ceremony, which the 69-year old Tory Mayor is reported to have described as “a perk of the job”.
Former Tory Party councillor (Bradford/Yorkshire), Jim Merrick – Received a 9-month jail sentence (suspended) and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years in 2001 after being convicted of multiple sex attacks on little girls between the ages of 9 and 12. The 69 year-old Tory nonce had lured as many as 13 youngsters (although convicted on only 2 of them) into his home before giving them various treats and plying them with alcohol. The court heard that Merrick would then get the girls to shower in front of him, so that he could `inspect` them.
Tory Party MEP (Surrey), Tom Spencer - Caught smuggling marijuana, cocaine, and gay porn through customs, following a trip to Amsterdam in 2003. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/269329.stm
Tory Party Official (Secretary of Hackney and South Shoreditch Conservative Association), Stephen Mertens – Convicted and jailed for 10 years for repeatedly raping a six-year old girl. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/3911955.stm
Tory Party Cabinet Minister, Sir Ian Horobin MP – Convicted and jailed for 4 years for indecency in 1952, after paying young boys for sex http://18.104.22.168/search?q=cache:1Rf6RNENUBQJ:hallcarpenter.tripod.com/hca/1962.pdf+Sir+%22Ian+Horobin%22+MP&hl=en&amp;ct=clnk&cd=17&gl=uk&client=firefox-a
Tory Party Councillor (Blandford/North Dorset), Mike Oram – Convicted on child porn charges in 2004. Although he eventually resigned, the Conservative Party were (according to Oram himself) apparently reluctant to sack him, and be forced to call a losable by-election for North Dorset District Council, where the Tories have a wafer-thin majority. The desperate and dying modern day Tories would seemingly rather have a convicted paedophile represent the people of Dorset, than risk loosening their slender grasp upon local power. Such are the sickening depths to which the Party of Churchill has descended. http://archive.thisisdorset.net/2004/4/16/68147.html
Tory Party Councillor (Westbury/Wiltshire), Christine Sheppard – Issued with a police warning in 2005 for harassment. Following a trivial dispute about a neighbors’ son bouncing a ball near to her car, Councillor Sheppard forged her neighbors’ signature in order have a deluge of hardcore porn and sex toys delivered to their house for six months. Despite the scandal, she was allowed to remain as a councillor. Sheppard’s victim, Theresa Horsley said: “When the brochures first came through the letter box we were shocked, then absolutely disgusted. I felt violated. This stuff was coming into our house, a place which is supposed to be our sanctuary. I have young children who enjoy opening the post. We just can’t believe that somebody with her responsibility could have such low morals”. Quite. http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=6&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.standardsboard.co.uk%2FCasesummaries%2FCasesummaries%2FW%2FWestburyTownCouncil%2FName%2C3304%2Cen.html&ei=EkUaRtjSMYqE0gTposzWDQ&usg=__ZqxZ5--aXq1ogRLifIGTn6xcJnw=&sig2=a8lPKo2qqZZwrS_dTGOYZg
Tory Councillor (Tendring/Essex), Michael Robinson - Convicted on 7 counts of indecent assault against 4 different women in 1999. http://archive.echo-news.co.uk/1999/2/23/224841.html
Tory Councillor (Felixstowe/Suffolk), David Smith - Accepted a police caution for downloading child porn in 2004. Placed on the sex offenders register for 5 years. http://www.iwar.org.uk/pipermail/infocon/2004-February/001064.html
Tory Party MP, Michael Brown, who lost his seat at the 1997 election - Exposed by the News of the World in 1994 as having a homosexual affair with a 20 year old man, when the age of consent for gay sex was 21. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Brown_%28UK_politician%29
A Tory frontbench MP has responded publicly for the first time to calls for him to resign after he had a gay relationship. Greg Barker, MP for Bexhill and Battle, in East Sussex, had separated from his wife when his relationship which has now ended, became public. Some local party activists have accused him of embarrassing the party. But speaking to BBC South East Today, he said most people had been "kind and understanding" and he would stay on.
"I find that all the constituents that I talk to want me to get on and sort out their problems and are fed up with hearing about mine," the environment spokesman said.
Tory Party Councillor (Folkestone – in former Leader, Michael Howard’s constituency), Robert Richdale – 41-year history of crime, involving 30 convictions and 5 prison sentences. Richdales enormous criminal record, which covers 10 pages of A4 paper, includes convictions for assault, theft, causing death by dangerous driving, forgery, drugs offences, possession of an offensive weapon, and sex attacks against underage schoolgirls. The Tory Party election campaign literature described Richdale as… “A family man” who had a “compassionate personality” http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/3899161.stm
Former Tory Councillor (Doncaster/Yorkshire), Louise Burrows – Convicted of assaulting 3 young children (2 boys and a girl), with a whip in 2002. Sentenced to a 6-month community rehabilitation order and ordered to pay compensation to her victims. After the case, Borrows applied to join Doncaster Labour Party. http://www.the-villager.co.uk/Archives.asp?FILE=20020909016&ACT=LEG
Tory Peer, Lord Glentoran – Court appearance in Spain in 2005 for allegedly assaulting and injuring three Spanish border guards at the frontier checkpoint at Gibraltar following a row over duty free limits. Inquiries continue. http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/article311068.ece
Tory Party Council Leader (Prestbury/Manchester), Peter Burns – Suddenly resigned on the eve of local council elections (leaving the Tories in the lurch with no candidate to field in one of their own seats), just prior to his court appearance on charges of `Using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour` to staff at his local hospital. http://www.macclesfield-express.co.uk/news/s/94/94433_burns_pub_row_a_storm_in_a_tea_cup.html
Tory Party MP (Shipley/Yorkshire), Philip Davies – Attacked a Labour MP, Stephen Pound (Ealing/London) following a particularly vigorous and engaging political debate at Talksport Radio, London in 2005. According to the radio host, Ian Collins: “It was an absolutely ridiculous sight, two grown men in their Savile Row suits brawling as if they were in a playground. They were in a bear hug and really going for it. They were very serious. We broke it up but as they were leaving, one taunted the other and it broke out all over again”. After the fight Mr Pound, who is Labour’s Law and Order spokesman, was taken to hospital and treated for a suspected broken rib. http://www.ealingtimes.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.642758.0.mp_talks_after_on_air_scuffle.php
Tory Party MP (Henley), Boris Johnson – Caught on tape in 2002 plotting to have a man beaten up by a hired thug. The man was a journalist who had written an unsympathetic piece about Johnson’s close friend – Convicted fraudster, Darius Guppy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darius_Guppy
Tory Party Councillor (Birmingham), John Lines – Convicted of Assault in 1983, after battering a neighbour senseless with a plank of wood following a dispute over a greenhouse. Others unfortunate enough to have Lines as a neighbour claimed he was also threatening towards them, and abusive to elderly women living in the street. In another separate incident, Lines was cautioned by Police after violently assaulting a barman who had refused to serve him booze after hours. http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100localnews/tm_objectid=14533860%26method=full%26siteid=50002-name_page.html
A Bath councillor has been cautioned by police after a physical assault on a woman civil servant.
Cllr Brian Webber, a Conservative member of Bath and North East Somerset Council representing the city centre Abbey Ward, was acting in his role as treasurer to the Sydney Gardens Bowling Club when he pushed the woman against a wall during a discussion over valuation rates.
According to her husband, the 45-year-old mother-of-two could not move her arm for several hours after the incident and suffered sleepless nights as a result of the pain.
A LEADING Worthing borough councillor has been charged with threatening to kill a woman. He is also accused of assaulting the 25-year-old woman, whom he formerly employed as an au pair for his two children.
Paul High, 50, of Compton Avenue, Goring, who represents Heene ward, is the Tory council's cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport.
He strongly denies assaulting and threatening Susannah Krammarics in October. He also refutes the woman's claim that the pair were engaged. Mr High, who lives with his two sons from a previous marriage, was charged on Tuesday and will appear before Worthing magistrates on January 24.
Tory Party Councillor (Dudley/West Midlands), Abdul Quadus, who was also chairman of the Dudley Police Committee and a Tory Party spokesman on crime – Convicted and jailed for 6 months in 2003 for passport fraud and assisting illegal immigration from his native country – Pakistan. http://archive.stourbridgenews.co.uk/2003/4/10/26649.html
Former Tory Party Cabinet Minister, Jonathan Aitkin – Convicted and jailed for 18 months in 1999, for Perjury and Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Aitken
Tory Party MP (Mid Bedfordshire), and former Tory environment spokesman, Jonathan Sayeed – Suspended from Parliament in 2005 for lining his pockets by charging American tourists £800 for guided `behind the scenes` tours of the House of Commons, as well as fraudulently claiming housing allowances to which he was not entitled. http://www.politics.co.uk/party-politics/sayeed-survives-de-selection-$13009982.htm
Tory Party councillor (Westminster/London), Richard Stirling-Gibb – Jailed for 3 months in 2000 after being convicted on 10,000 worth of housing benefit fraud. Hilariously, Stirling-Gibb was caught as a direct result of the Tory controlled Westminster council setting up a phone hotline for local residents to inform on benefit cheats!
Tory Party MEP (Eastern Region), Bashir Khanbhai, - Kicked off the Conservative list of approved candidates, after being caught fiddling thousands of pounds in travel expenses on the Brussels Gravy Train (which the BNP intend to de-rail at the earliest available opportunity). Mr Khanbhai`s website emphasized his crucial work as an MEP in… “attacking fraud and mismanagement in Brussels” http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3708255.stm
Tory Party Official (Enfield/London), Miles Parker – Convicted and fined £750 in 1992 for Electoral Fraud after being caught forging proxy votes for the Tory candidate. http://www.sovereignty.org.uk/features/demow/postal3.html
Tory Party Councillor (Hemel Hempstead/Hertfordshire), Michael Griffiths – Convicted and jailed for 18 months in 2002 for the attempted theft of almost £200,000 from the bank where he worked. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2321651.stm
Tory Party Councillor (Ravensthorpe/Peterborough), Gul Nawaz – Convicted and jailed for 2 months in 2002, along with his son, Akeel Ahmed, for Housing Benefit Fraud. http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/viewarticle.aspx?sectionid=845&ArticleID=418929
Tory Party Councillor (Hackney/London), Isaac Leibowitz – Convicted and jailed for 6 months in 2001 for Electoral Fraud. Interestingly, Leibowitz was convicted alongside a co-defendant - Councillor Zev Lieberman - from the `opposition` Lib-Dem Party. Lieberman received a 4-month jail sentence for his part in the joint ballot-rigging venture. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/1211315.stm
Tory Party Councillor (Bradford/Yorkshire), Reis Khan – Arrested in 2005 following long running police investigation into postal vote fraud at the 2005 General Election. Khan is the second Bradford Tory councillor to be held on suspicion of ballot rigging in 2005, following the previous arrest of Councillor Jamshed Khan, after it emerged that 13 postal vote applications had been received for his home. This case was later dropped. http://archive.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/2006/4/20/187035.html
Tory Party Councillor (Margate), Colin Kiddell – Forced to resign in 2004, after Police investigation into his alleged theft and embezzlement of funds from the local `Dreamland` Amusement Park. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/3372585.stm
Former Tory Leader of Westminster Council, Dame Shirley Porter – Fled to Israel to evade justice after indulging in fraud, corruption and gerrymandering on a massive scale, during what became known as the `Homes for Votes` scandal. Multi-millionairess Porter was eventually persuaded to pay back £12 Million of the estimated £42 Million that the Tories corruption had cost local taxpayers. Her fellow fraudster, Tory Deputy Leader on the Council - David weeks, also escaped a jail sentence, but was forced to pay back £44,000. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3655851.stm
Former Tory Party Chairman and London Mayoral Candidate, Jeffrey Archer – Convicted and jailed for 4 years in 2001, for Perjury and Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1447880.stm
Tory Party Councillor (Redbridge/Essex), Suresh Kumar – Suspended from the councils Conservative group in 2005, following newspaper allegations he demanded bungs of up to ten thousand pounds to support local planning applications. Councillor Kumar is quoted telling an undercover News of the World reporter posing as a property developer: “Only people with power sort out these jobs. Brother, the Council is my own, the people are mine.” http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/archive/display.var.557349.0.tories_suspend_colleague.php
Tory Party Councillor (Doncaster), John Dainty OBE – Convicted and jailed for 15 months in 2002 for corruption. Dainty, who was the leader of the Tory group on the council, was caught taking a £5,000 bribe from a local landowner to facilitate a planning application for a lucrative housing development in 1994. http://www.the-villager.co.uk/Archives.asp?FILE=20020809023&ACT=LEG
Tory Party Councillor, and former Mayor (Lambeth/London), Anthony Bays – Convicted and jailed for 4 months in 2004 for Electoral fraud, committed during a close-run council election in Guilford, Surry. The court heard how Bays had bullied an 80-year old woman into handing over her ballot paper, and then altered her vote for the Lib-Dem candidate into a Tory vote. The Lib-Dems (not averse to a bit of ballot-rigging themselves on occasion), won the election anyway, after a recount. http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=244172004
Tory Party councillor (Woking/Surry), Riasat Khan – Currently the subject of a police ballot-rigging investigation relating to his 2004 election `victory` in the towns Labour stronghold ward of Maybury and Sheerwater. http://www.stolenvotes.org.uk/sparpet
Tory Party 2001 Parliamentary Candidate (Torbay), Christian Sweeting - Charged with a firearms offence during the 2001 election campaign, which was later dropped. Properties linked to Mr Sweeting and another Conservative member were later raided by Devon and Cornwall Fraud Squad, in relation to alleged corruption involving planning matters in Torbay. http://news.bbc.co.uk/vote2001/hi/english/newsid_1361000/1361759.stm
Tory Party Councillor (Winnersh/Berkshire), David Ball - Convicted of illegal trading involving computer chips and pirated computer games, and contempt of court in 2004. Fined £2000. http://www.standardsboard.co.uk/Casesummaries/Casesummaries/W/WinnershParishCouncil/Name,3879,en.html
Tory Party Councillor (Lothian/Scotland), Iain Catto - Convicted of theft and jailed for 27 months in 2006, after ripping off a disabled man to the tune of £70,000, after he had befriended Catto (a solicitor) and trusted him to handle his finances. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/5381248.stm
Tory Councillor (Bradley Stoke/Bristol), David Hart - Convicted on 2 counts of theft in 2007 after forging a fellow councillors signiture to steal almost £9,000 of taxpayers money from the council while he was chairman of the Finance Committee on Bradley Stoke Town Councils . Given 180 hours community service and ordered to pay back some of the stolen money. Hart also had a previous conviction for forgery from 1998, which apparently did not deter local Tories from appointing him to such an important position of trust.
Tory Party Councillor (Crowland, Lincolnshire), Jim Speechley – Convicted and jailed for 18 months for financial corruption in 2004. Incredibly, he is allowed to continue serving as a councillor from his prison cell, while being let out to attend the occasional Council meeting wearing an electronic tag. This, with the full blessing of the `Party of Law and Order` Conservatives! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2751923.stm
LEADING Ipswich councillor Stephen Barker is to appear in court next month to answer charges relating to the execution of a will. Barker, 58, of The Green, Ashbocking was summonsed to appear at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court on January 31.
He has been charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to the execution of a will. He appeared before south east Suffolk magistrates on February 15 and the case was sent to Ipswich Crown Court.
He is due to appear in the crown court for a plea and case management hearing on April 27. Barker was leader of the Conservative group on the borough council for four years between 2000 and 2004 when it was in opposition.
A Tory councillor who was disqualified from driving because of a drink-driving conviction is to return to court next week to face a charge that he flouted the ban. Chellaston councillor Ron Liversedge has confirmed that he now intends to quit as a member of Derby City Council.
He was given a £500 fine and a 20-month driving ban last February after a police breath test found him to be twice the legal limit. He was told that his ban would be reduced to 15 months if he successfully completed a drink-drivers' rehabilitation course.
On that occasion, the former pub landlord was stopped while driving his Renault Laguna in Fellowlands Way, Chellaston. It is understood that police arrested him on Saturday. He has been charged with driving while disqualified.
The Mayor of Harpenden has been charged with misconduct in a public office. John Chambers (Conservative)of Ridgewood Drive, Harpenden, Herts, was charged after an incident in November last year.
Mr Chambers, 67, who was first elected as a town councillor in 1999, will appear before Central Hertfordshire Magistrates Court on 9 February.
The married father-of-two served in the fire and ambulance services and has been presented with the Queen's Award for Long Service and Good Conduct.
Tory Party Councillor (Buckinghamshire), Andrew Huxley – Sacked from his position on the councils transport advisory group and his position as the Tories main transport spokesman in 2004, after being convicted for drink driving twice in the same year. http://www.ealingtimes.co.uk/display.var.553448.0.0.php
Tory Party Councillor (Dean/Scotland), Tom Ponton (who later defected to the Lib-Dems) – Convicted in 2003 for selling alcohol to children. http://www.edinburghsucks.com/2005/05/13/tom-ponton-under-fire/
Tory Party Minister (RAF) and former MP (Berwick-upon-Teed), Lord Lambton – Resigned in disgrace in 1973 after being convicted and fined on drugs offences. The Tory Lord had been photographed in bed, smoking cannabis with two prostitutes. A few days later, Earl Jellicoe, who was the Lord Privy Seal and Tory Leader in the House of Lords, also resigned after admitting to using prostitutes. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3360629.stm
Tory Party Councillor (Benfleet/Essex), Bill Sharp – Arrested and charged with harassment in 2005. Sharp is alleged to have harassed Tory General election candidate, Dr Bob Spink over a period of time. http://www.standardsboard.co.uk/Casesummaries/Casesummaries/C/CastlePointBoroughCouncil/Name,5541,en.html
Tory Party Councillor (Bradford/Yorkshire), Inkhab Alam – Convicted and jailed for 28 months in 2006 for the hit-and-run killing of 20-year old Christopher Benson, who was mown down at 70mph (in a 40mph zone) just a few yards away from his grandparent’s home. Witnesses described how Councillor Alam pulled up after the collision, went back to the scene, and then drove away, leaving young Christopher to die in the street. Alam then burnt the car out in another part of Bradford and reported it stolen to try to save his worthless neck. The ridiculously light sentence resulted from prosecutors insulting Christopher’s memory by refusing Judge James Stewart’s request to upgrade the `careless driving` charge to one of causing death by dangerous driving (which carries a sentence of up to 14 years). A decision the Judge branded as “nonsensical”. Judge Stewart went on: “This case is a matter of amazement. It justifies a charge of death by dangerous driving. A young mans life was snuffed out and prosecutors charge the defendant with driving without care? The victims family will want to know why, as I do.” http://www.morleytoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=378&ArticleID=1421988
Tory Party MP (Canterbury/Kent), Julian Brazier – Appointed as the Conservative Party’s transport spokesman by Michael Howard in 2005, despite the fact that he is a convicted killer driver! Brazier received a suspended jail sentence in 2001 after ploughing into and killing motorcyclist, Carlo Civitelli while on holiday in Italy. Brazier was driving on the wrong side of the road. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Brazier
Tory Party Councillor (Durrington/West Sussex), David Goodyear – Convicted of conspiracy to supply cocaine in 1994, and jailed for 2 and-a-half years http://archive.theargus.co.uk/2001/5/25/177589.html
Tory Party Councillor (Horley/Surry), David Harris – Convicted of drink driving for the second time in 2005.
Tory Party MP (Tatton/Cheshire), and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne – Appeared in `The News of the World` photographed with his arms draped around a prostitute, Natalie Rowe (AKA `Mistress Pain`) sitting at a table laden with (according to Ms Rowe), lines of cocaine and paper to facilitate the snorting of it. Osborne was also campaign manager to his close friend, Tory golden boy David Cameron during the 2005 Conservative leadership contest. Cameron famously refuses to reveal whether or not he has ever taken any Class A drugs. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=365547&in_page_id=1770
A Chorley councillor and his girlfriend are to stand trial early next year over charges in connection with an alleged racist incident at an airport taxi rank.
Councillor Shaun Smith, 37, who represents Wheelton and Withnell ward, has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence and common assault following a late night incident at Manchester Airport in June. His girlfriend, Amanda Jane Ahlgreen, 39, of Trigg Lane, Heapey, Chorley, has also been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence.
The pair were committed to Minshell Street Crown Court, Manchester, on January 25, when they appeared at Trafford Magistrates Court on Friday. Smith, of Briers Brow, Wheelton, was elected for the Conservative party to Chorley Borough Council in 2004.