Labour Councillor (Newton Aycliffe/Durham – In Tony Blair's Sedgefield constituency), Martyn Locklin – Convicted on 8 counts of rape and indecent assault on teenage boys in 2001, and jailed for 15 years (reduced to 12 on appeal). Locklin was a top local Party bigwig on first-name terms with Tony Blair, after escorting the PM during visits to his constituency on several occasions. The judge also put the Labour rapist on the sex offender’s register for life, telling him: “You will be watched for the rest of your days. You need to be”. http://archive.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/2002/4/3/140310.html
Labour Councillor (Westlands/Worcestershire), Keith Rogers – Convicted, fined, and placed on the sex offender’s register in 2003, after downloading over 2,000 hardcore child porn photos on his computer. http://archive.worcesternews.co.uk/2003/10/1/168589.html
Labour Councillor (Dagenham/London), Terry Power – Forced to resign in 1999 after being arrested and charged with sex attacks on teenage boys. Details of trial and conviction to follow.
Labour Parliamentary candidate (Cheadle/Cheshire), Paul Diggert – Subject of a 2002 police investigation into the alleged procurement of underage girls for sexual purposes via internet chatrooms. According to the `Sunday Mirror` (3/11/02), Diggert had admitted to having four underage girls that he was `grooming` for sex. In 2004 Diggert was convicted of making and distributing indecent pictures of children. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=news&q=%22Paul+Diggert%22&btnG=Search
Prominent Kent Labour Party activist Mark Tann (who has met Tony & Cherie at Party functions) – Convicted and jailed for 15 years in 2002 for sexually assaulting a girl of 9, and raping a 4-year old girl on 2 separate occasions. And no, that’s not a miss-print. She was FOUR YEARS OLD. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2669865.stm
Labour Councillor and former Mayor (Redbridge/London), Muhammed Javed – found guilty of misconduct by a Standards Boards tribunal and suspended from the Labour party in 2005, following remarks made to a female Tory councillor during a break at a council meeting. The dashing, silver-tongued Labour cavalier had approached Councillor Kathy Pepperel and told her: “I must say Kathy, you look very nice tonight. Nice enough to make me want to rape you”. http://www.standardsboard.co.uk/Casesummaries/Casesummaries/R/RedbridgeLondonBoroughof/Name,3196,en.html
Labour Councillor (Hillingdon/London), Mohammed Khursheed – Stood trial in 2001 on charges of indecent assault and gross indecency with a 7 year-old girl, but was eventually cleared. http://www2.newsquest.co.uk/hertfordshire/thisis/politics/news/cd01280400.html
Labour Councillor (Gosport/Portsmouth), Neil Redrup - Arrested under the Sexual Offences Act in 2007 after police raided his home and seized his computer. Cllr Redrup is suspected of setting up cameras in his home to spy on his lodgers. Released on bail as inquiries continue… http://www.portsmouthtoday.co.uk/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleID=2121331&SectionID=458
Labour Councillor (Hornchurch/Essex), Alan Prescott, who was also a senior magistrate – Convicted and jailed for 2 years in 2001, for molesting children at the East London care home where he was the superintendent. Prescott, described in court as a “pillar of his local community” admitted carrying out sex attacks on four teenage boys as they slept in their beds. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,565800,00.html
Labour Mayor and Council Leader (Westhoughton/Lancashire), Nicholas Green – Convicted and jailed for 10 years in 1998, for 3 rapes and 13 counts of indecent assault against little girls between the age of 6 and 10. He raped one woman on her wedding day. http://archive.leighjournal.co.uk/1998/10/3/788498.html
Labour Councillor (Northampton/Northamptonshire), and former School Governor, Alec Dyer-Atkins – Convicted and jailed for 2 years in 2003 for downloading more than 42,000 pictures and films described in court as “Horrifying images of child abuse”. Dyer-Atkins was a member of an international paedophile ring called `The Shadows Brotherhood` which was successfully penetrated following stirling work by Britain's National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU). Commenting on the conviction of the depraved Labour Party beast, NHTCU Deputy Head, Mick Deats said: “This man had some of the worst images on his computers that officers from this unit have ever viewed”. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/05/24/exlocal_councillor_gets_two_years/
Labour Councillor (North Lincolnshire), David Spooner – Convicted and jailed for 1 year for masturbating in front of 2 young boys.
Labour Mayor (Todmordon/West Yorkshire), John Winstanley – Convicted and jailed in 1986 for rape and threats to kill. After raping and threatening to kill his terrified victim, Winstanley then ordered the woman to go on all fours before urinating on her.
Labour Party Official (North West England Regional Officer, and parliamentary adviser to the Home Office Minister responsible for crime and policing, Hazel Blears), Peter Tuffley – Convicted and jailed for 15 months and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years in 2006, for the sexual molestation of a 13-year old boy that he had previously `groomed` on the internet. Tuffley was described as a `rising star` within the Labour Party - which is nothing to be proud of either! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/5368488.stm
Labour’s 2005 Parliamentary Candidate (Reading East/Berkshire), Tony Page – Has 2 Convictions for `Acts of gross indecency` in public toilets. Reading’s voters were unimpressed, and Page lost the Labour-held seat to the Tories. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Page
Prominent Edinburgh Labour party activist and election candidate, Rab Knox - Convicted and jailed for 3 years in 2005 for a horrific sex attack on a woman passenger in his taxi cab. Knox had previously been dubbed Labours “Mr Anti-Sleaze” in Scottish political circles due to his unimpeachable integrity and general all-round saintlyness. Top bloke! http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=180892005
Entire Labour Party conspired to conceal the activities of Labour Party activist, social worker and serial child-molester Mark Trotter, who died from AIDS in 1995 before he could be convicted. http://www.whatnextjournal.co.uk/Pages/Back/Wnext6/Hackney.html
Labour Councillor (Newham/London), Greg Vincent, who was the Election Agent to Labour MP Tony Banks at the 2001 General Election – Convicted and given a 2-year community rehabilitation order in 2003, for possession of hardcore kiddie porn films and photos, featuring children as young as 8. One of the photos the Labour Councillor found so entertaining, featured – as described in court – a girl aged around 10, naked except for a dog-collar, being assaulted and abused while her hands were tied behind her back around a beam. Vincent was also a School Governor. http://www.survivorsswindon.com/ore.htm
Labour Councillor (Bridgend/South Wales), Iestyn Tudor Davies – Convicted, jailed for 7 years, and placed on the sex offender’s register for life in 2005, for repeatedly raping a 9-year old girl. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/1141519.stm
Labour MP (Rhonda Valley/Wales), Chris Bryant - Poses in his pants on the Internet to advertise himself for casual gay sex encounters. Describes himself as “Horny as buggery” and says, “I'd love a good long fuck”. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/3256348.stm
Labour Councillor (Halton/Leeds), Lee Benson – Convicted and awaiting sentence in 2005, after pleading guilty on 12 counts of possession of indecent images of children, featuring youngsters between the ages of 5 and 11. Benson, who has a child of his own, repaid the fools who voted for him by storing his revolting kiddie porn collection on the computer provided for him by the council. Benson has been `suspended` - not expelled - by the Labour Party, which means his name remains on the Labour Party membership list, as well as on the sex offenders register. As to which is the more shameful – take your pick! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/4257867.stm
Labour Mayor (Burnley/Lancashire), Peter Swainston – Convicted of committing `Acts of gross indecency` with another man in a public toilet in 1997. Forced to resign as Mayor, although he remained on the Council. http://archive.thisislancashire.co.uk/1999/2/2/782310.html
Labour MP (Caerphilly/Wales), and former Cabinet Minister, Ron Davies - Mugged by a Rasta on Clapham Common while cruising for gay sex. He was photographed again by the media recently, engaged in some `man-on-man` action in a field off a motorway. “I was only looking for badgers” he said. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/202441.stm
Labour Councillor and Mayor-Elect (Merton/London), Sam Chaudry – Due to become Merton’s first Asian Mayor, before he was arrested, tried and convicted of multiple sex attacks on young girls in 1999. One of his victims was a 5-year old. http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/archive/display.var.258160.0.look_back_at_2002.php
Labour prospective Parliamentary candidate (Copeland/Cumbria), Christine Wheatley – Dropped as the 2005 General election candidate following revelations that she used to work as a Paris street hooker - although why the bought-and-paid for political prostitutes of New Labour felt she was anything but an ideal representative for them, remains unclear. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4295083.stm
Labour Councillor (Wokingham/Berkshire), Nelson Bland – Convicted on 16 counts of possession and distribution of hardcore child porn in 2004. Sentenced to community service, placed on the sex offender’s register and ordered to attend rehabilitation classes for paedophiles. Bland used his own teenage daughters computer to hoard his grotesque gallery of child abuse, which was discovered by police during a search of Bland`s home, when they arrested him in connection with the murder of a Nottingham businessman. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/3566133.stm
Former Labour Councillor (North Yorkshire), Raymond Coates – Charged along with his son Philip Coats in 2003, with child rape, using threats to procure a woman for sex and, wait for it… inciting a woman to have sex with an animal. Coats junior was sentenced to 13 years in prison for his part in the Father & Son rape and bestiality double-act, although the trial of 76-year old Raymond Coats was abandoned after the court ruled he was too ill to stand trial. Agreeing to the indefinite postponement, Judge Paul Hoffman said: “With enormous reluctance, and I emphasise that, enormous reluctance because it is unsatisfactory that these very serious and nasty charges should remain unresolved, I am going to order a stay on this basis. If the evidence were to demonstrate a recovery, the stay can be revoked”. http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/mostpopular.var.1300052.mostviewed.i_agreed_to_have_sex_with_the_father_of_my_husband_so_i_wouldnt_lose_my_son.php
Labour Councillor (Manchester/Cheshire), George Harding – Charged with indecent assault on a girl of 12.
Labour MP (Sheffield/Yorkshire), Joe Ashton – Caught up in a Police raid while frequenting a brothel in 1999. Tried to lie his way out of the scandal. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/306151.stm
Yusef Azad – One of Ken Livingston’s overpaid left-wing cronies on the London Assembly gravy train – Resigned from his 60K-plus a year job `assisting` Assembly members, after being arrested on suspicion of downloading child porn in 2003. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2658067.stm
Labour Councillor (Shropshire), Derek Woodvine – Arrested by Police in anti-porn operation.
Labour MP (Sheffield/Yorkshire), Clive Betts – Suspended from Parliament for 7 days in 2004, after being caught forging immigration papers to extend the stay of his Brazilian rent-boy gay lover. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/3100652.stm
According to media reports, the names of 2 former Labour Cabinet Ministers said to be `Household names` appear on the `Operation Ore` list of subscribers to hard-core child pornography. The same FBI investigation, which led to the arrest of rock star Pete Townshend. So who are they Mr. Blair? http://www.gaiaguys.net/OperationOre.htm
Labour Councillor (Coxhoe/Durham), Les Sheppard – Convicted in 2004 on ten counts of indecent assault on young girls. Jailed for 2 years, and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years. Teeside Crown Court heard how 71 year old Cllr Sheppard lured his victims into his gold Porsche before driving them to remote spots, where he would submit them to sickening sex attacks. After his arrest, the Labour nonce-case told police “I love women, but you do things which you regret”. Sheppard’s `women` victims were between 9 and 13 years old. http://archive.thenorthernecho.co.uk/2005/1/24/25246.html
Labour Councillor and former Mayor (Halton/Cheshire), Liam Temple - Convicted in 2004 of `Inciting a child under 16 to commit an act of gross indecency` after the 58-year old Labour pervert had attempted to molest a 12-year old girl. During the case, the brave youngster told the court via a video link: “He said if I let him touch me he would give me money”. http://archive.thisischeshire.co.uk/2005/4/13/131596.html
Labour Councillor (Durham), Derrick Payne – Arrested by Police following a sex attack.
Labour Councillor (Stoke/Staffordshire), Michael Barnes, put forward a motion in July 2004 to change the constitution of Stoke-on-Trent Council. The proposed amendments were designed to prevent the City’s two British National Party councillors from chairing any committees, so as to `protect` the good citizens of Stoke from the beastly BNP types they’d voted for in huge numbers to represent them. As Mr Barnes explained to the local paper, the move was “to prevent the BNP from exerting more influence”, and was “in the best interests of the people of Stoke-on-Trent”. A few months later, in November 2004, the civic-minded and virtuous Councillor Barnes appeared at North Staffordshire Magistrates Court, to face seven different charges relating to child pornography. http://www.bnp.org.uk/news_detail.php?newsId=10
Labour Councillor and Deputy Council Leader (Northumberland), John Whiteman, who was also a senior member of the local police authority – Convicted and fined in 2002 for soliciting a prostitute in the red light district of Middlesbrough. The court heard Whitman was arrested in his car as Police discovered him in a “state of undress” with a lady of the night he had just paid £35 for sex. He subsequently resigned from the council. http://archive.thenorthernecho.co.uk/2002/1/6/149505.html
Labour Councillor (Kirkby, Merseyside) Charlie Preston – Convicted and jailed for 5 years in 1982 for assault and burglary. Preston broke into the home of a 64 year old man, and beat him up in his bed as he slept before robbing the house. The judge described the case as “As bad a matter of burglary as I can remember”. Preston also held the position on the Council of, wait for it.... `Deputy Cabinet Member for Youth, Citizenship, and Community Safety`. http://www.kirkbytimes.co.uk/news_items/2003_news/charlie_preston_councillor.html
Labour Councillor (Renfrewshire/Scotland), Richard Manser – Locally notorious Labour thug with convictions for assault. http://www.alba.org.uk/paisleysouth/smears13.html
Labour Councillor (East Staffordshire), Doug Haw - Convicted and jailed for 9 months in 2006 for beating up Mrs Winnifred West - a woman of 83. The 36 year old Labour thug punched the helpless old lady in the face causing cuts and bleeding, following a trivial dispute over a parking space. http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/detail.asp?cat=General%20News&id=6449101
Labour Councillor (Pontypridd/Wales), Ken Brookman – Bit off a mans ear in front of his victims wife and 12-year old daughter, following a dispute over a seat on a train. Convicted on 2 counts of unlawful wounding and given a fine and suspended 2-year sentence in 1997.
Labour Mayor (Bolton/Lancashire), Prentice Howarth – Being investigated by police in 2005 after she was caught on video vandalizing a neighbour’s car, causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage. The neighbour had set up CCTV cameras to catch the culprit after repeated attacks upon his brand new £15,000 Citroen Xsara Picasso. Mrs Howarth has admitted responsibility but is, somewhat bizarrely, claiming the vandalism was an `accident`. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/4679271.stm
In 2001, Labour MP Paul Marsden defected to the LibDems, after claiming he had been roughed up by Labour whip office “thugs”. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/1702514.stm
Labour Councillor (Wales) Denis Jones – Convicted and jailed for unlawful wounding after attacking a neighbour with a sledgehammer.
Labour Councillors (Ilfracombe/Devon), Brian Cotton and Tony Cooper – Investigated by Police following serious allegations of Harassment. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2669517.stm
Labour Government Minister (Pensions), Chris Pond – Convicted, cautioned, and fined for criminal damage in 2005, after attacking a neighbour’s house following a dispute over parking spaces. His victim, Nicola Ashton said in court “He was like a madman” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/03/20/upond.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/03/20/ixportaltop.html
Labour Councillor (Farnham/Berkshire), Jogindar Bal - Stripped of his taxi drivers license in 2004 after repeatedly failing to declare his 1999 assault conviction to the taxi licensing authorities.
Labour Councillor (Rochdale/Manchester), Gholam Murtaza – Convicted and jailed for 6 months in 1998 for Assault and Affray, after attacking two women police officers with a knife. Murtaza also won his seat on the council illegally in 2003, as the seriousness of his criminal record disqualified him from standing in the first place, according to British electoral law. Typically, the Labour Party tried to lie their way out of the scandal by claiming he had concealed his past from them at the time of his selection as a candidate. However, the local Labour MP, Jim Dobbin, received a letter at the time from the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, David Wilmot, giving full details of Councillor Murtaza`s conviction, and the vicious, knife-wielding Labour thug himself said: “People in the party were aware of my conviction while I was in prison. I told Heyward and Middleton MP Jim Dobbin at that time because I was fighting my conviction. The local Labour Party was fully aware of my conviction. I declared it at my interview, and on my application form”. http://www.rochdaleobserver.co.uk/news/s/34/34213_labour_loses_council_control_after_resignation.html
Labour Councillor (Hartlepool), Robbie Payne – Arrested, held overnight, then cautioned in 2005, for breach of the peace and assaulting a police officer.
Labour Councillor and former Mayor (Stockton/Teeside), Keith Dobinson – Investigated by Police for alleged assault on an OAP, which left the old man of 79 hospitalised. http://archive.thenorthernecho.co.uk/2002/11/6/115266.html
Labour Councillor (Rotherham/Yorkshire), Jahangir Akhtar – Sentenced to community service for helping his son and brother beat up a diner in a restaurant.
At the strictly controlled and stage-managed 2005 Labour Party Conference in Brighton, an old man of 82 in the audience was set upon and violently ejected from the building by two enormous Labour goons during a speech by the Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. He was then detained by police under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. His crime? He had dared to utter a single word, “nonsense”, in response to the inane babbling of Mr Straw. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4291388.stm
Labour MP (Jarrow), Stephen Hepburn – Has a conviction for assault following an incident in South Shields Town Hall a few years ago when Hepburn beat up a Labour councillor.
Labour MP`s Bob Marshall-Andrews (Medway), and Jim Dowd (Lewisham West) – Had a punch-up in the Members Lobby of the Houses of Parliament in 2005, and had to be separated by fellow MP`s. The fight reportedly broke out after Mr Marshall-Andrews called Mr Dowd a “faggot”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Marshall-Andrews
Labour MP, John Heppell – Sank his teeth into another Labour MP, Bob Marshall-Andrews (yes, him again – see above) during a fight in the House of Commons bar in 2005. Mr Heppell is also known as `knuckles` in political circles, after having tattoos of the words `love` and `hate` removed from the knuckles of his hands. http://www.order-order.com/2006/02/whip-bites-man-story.html
Labour MP (Renfrew West and Inverclyde/Scotland), Tommy Graham – Expelled from Party for his part in a smear campaign (involving allegations of AIDS and a homosexual affair with an underage boy), which drove a rival Labour MP – Gordon McMaster - to commit suicide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Graham
Labour Councillor (Renfrewshire/Scotland), Paul Mack – Another key player in the Gordon McMaster suicide affair. Also has a conviction for assaulting a woman. http://www.alba.org.uk/paisleysouth/smears14.html
Labour Councillor (Edinburgh/Scotland), Lorna Shiels – Arrested and charged with assaulting a Police Officer in 2005, after allegedly punching a policeman in the face during a fracas outside an Edinburgh nightclub. The incident arose after club doormen, concerned perhaps, that admitting Labour Party councillors might lower the tone of the establishment, refused to allow Ms Sheils entry. The charges were later dropped. http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=712962004
Former Labour Councillor (East Lothian/Scotland), Charles Ingle, who resigned the Labour Party whip in 2003 to become an Independent – Charged with breach of the peace in 2005, following an incident involving Mr Ingle and a council official. http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=92632005
Labour Peer, Member of the Scottish Parliament, former Scottish Sports and Culture Minister and former MP (Glasgow), Lord Watson of Invergowie – Convicted and jailed for 16 months in 2005 for Arson. Watson had been caught on CCTV attempting to burn down the five star Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh by setting fire to a pair of curtains. The Labour Lord was apparently enraged by Hotel staff refusing to serve him wine due to his abusive and threatening behaviour http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4156/is_20041114/ai_n12592165
Labour Councillor (Bromsgrove/Redditch), Athol Deakin - Convicted of assaulting a neighbour in 2006. Given 100 hours community service, and ordered to pay compensation to his victim plus costs. http://www.thisisbromsgrove.co.uk/mostpopular.var.1158558.mostviewed.i_will_fight_on_vows_councillor.php
ASLEF Union boss, and Labour activist, Martin Samways – Punched a woman union official in the face during a drunken brawl at a summer barbecue, according to evidence heard at an employment tribunal for fellow ASLEF bigwig Shaun Brady, who was sacked by the union for his part in the fight. Mr Brady told the 2005 hearing: “Julie Atkinson walked past, returning from the toilet. He (Samways) lashed out at her, saying “you c***”, and hit her in the face. I could see blood”. Samways resigned after the incident. http://www.lse.co.uk/ShowStory.asp?story=WU2619020P&catid=6
Labour Councillor (Barnsley/Yorkshire), Jack Brown - Fined £250 and bound over to keep the peace in 2005, following an incident at a Mayoral lunch where Brown had attacked another councillor, Roy Miller, and threatened to kill him. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/derbyshire/4349966.stm
- Labour Councillor (Sandwell/West Midlands), Mohamed Niwaz - Convicted of illegally obtaining £20,000 in Housing Grants.
Labour MP Mohammed Sarwar (Britain's first Asian MP – Glasgow), was the subject of a major News of the World investigation in 1997, into bribery and corruption. Despite this, the massive Asian population in his constituency keeps him safely in his seat. http://www.bbc.co.uk/politics97/news/05/0521/sarwar.shtml
Labour Councillor (Cowes/Isle of White), Bernard Buckle - Resigned his seat in 2004 after being charged with benefit fraud. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/4187839.stm
Labour MP (Newark), Fiona Jones - Convicted in 1999 of knowingly making a false declaration of election expenses and sentenced to community service. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/6324231.stm
Labour Councillor (Merton/London), Tony Giles – Convicted and jailed for 10 months in 2005 for stealing £18,000 of public money – money, which had been intended for the upkeep, cleaning and maintenance of his own neighbourhood on the West Barnes Lane Housing Estate, before being embezzled by the Labour crook. http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/archive/display.var.582333.0.exmerton_councillor_admits_stealing_16k_grants.php
Labour Councillor (Tower Hamlets/London), Ataur Rahman – Suspended by the council in 2004, following Police investigation into fraud at the local St Dunstan’s Bangladeshi Community Resource Centre, where Councillor Rahman was the Finance Officer.
Labour Party Treasurer (Scarborough and Whitby), Paul Murphy - Convicted of embezzlement in 2004 and jailed for 6 months, after stealing more than £9000 from the party’s accounts to pay for mortgage repayments and a holiday in Jamaica.
Labour Councillor, (Stoke/Staffordshire), and later, Chairman of Heywood and Middleton Labour Party (Cheshire), Ian Sharman – Convicted and jailed for 4 months in 1993 for stealing money from a charity. Received another 18-month prison sentence in 2002 after being convicted on 17 counts of theft, fraud, and furnishing false information. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1842663.stm
Labour Councillor (Barnsley/Yorkshire), Alan Schofield – At the centre of corruption allegations in 2005 after it emerged he had £17,000 worth of home improvements, including decorative double gates, new fencing, tiling, and double glazing paid for by local taxpayers. Council tradesmen were ordered not to talk about it to anyone, and not to wear council uniforms or use council vehicles while carrying out the work on his home. The scandal only emerged after opposition councillors obtained documents under the Freedom of Information Act. One such document was a letter from a council joiner who wrote: “We were told that no one else must know that we were working on that property”.http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article1204517.ece
Labour Councillor (Blaenau Gwent/Wales), Bernard Price - Convicted on 2 charges of false accounting, fined and ordered to do community service in 1999. Price was caught defrauding the taxpayer to line his pockets by fiddling his expenses during an official trip to Brussels. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/440837.stm
Labour Councillor (Westminster/London), Josephine Ohene-Djan – Convicted and sentenced to 120 hours of community service in 2005, for committing twelve thousand pounds worth of housing benefit fraud. Most defendants convicted of fraud on such a large scale would expect to face a short prison sentence. Whether or not Mrs Ohene-Djan`s status as an African Labour councillor played any part in the leniency afforded to her, remains open to question… http://politics.guardian.co.uk/localgovernment/story/0,9061,1503964,00.html
Labour treasurer, Elizabeth Wilson - Convicted on one charge of embezzlement and fined £2,400 after helping herself to £11,000 of funds from the Motherwell and Wilshaw branch of the Labour Party. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3611625.stm
Labour Councillor (Sutton/Surry), Gary Stagg – Convicted on 2 counts of corruption and jailed for 18 months in 1998 after being caught trying to solicit cash backhanders from a local charity in return for supporting a land deal they were pursuing. The Labour sleazebag was caught red handed attempting to trouser a £60,000 bung from the charity after being secretly filmed and taped by undercover police officers. Stagg was recorded saying: “I have to be careful. Tony’s (Blair’s) lot would not like this and I could be imprisoned.” http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/archive/display.var.62307.0.labour_regret_staggs_crime.php
Labour Councillor (Barnet/London), Alan Sloam – Forced to resign in 2004 after being convicted of attempted fraud. Sloam tried to deceive Camden Council over four parking fines handed out to his son, when he wrote a letter on council notepaper falsely claiming a disabled friend had been using the car when the tickets were issued. http://www.barnettimes.co.uk/news/barnetcouncil/display.var.570344.0.race_on_for_council_seat.php
Labour Party Euro MP, David Martin is currently being investigated for an alleged expenses fraud involving `hundreds of thousands of pounds`. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/scotland/3687465.stm
Labour Councillor (Wakefield/Yorkshire), Martyn Ward - Convicted of defrauding the Child Support Agency in 2004. http://www.standardsboard.co.uk/Casesummaries/Casesummaries/W/WakefieldCityof/Name,1777,en.html
Labour Councillor (Manchester/Cheshire), Damien O’Connor – Convicted of housing benefit fraud in 2000. Resigned in disgrace from the Labour Party but refused to step down from his council seat, which he eventually lost to another Labour candidate. Has now joined the UK Independence Party and stood for them at the 2005 General Election. http://www.manchesterlabour.org.uk/news.asp?sid=316&itemID=107
Labour councillors in Doncaster/Yorkshire – 23 Convicted and 6 jailed for massive fraud, corruption and theft of public funds between 1998 and 2001, in what became known as the `Donnygate` scandal. Investigation also uncovered massive Labour Party corruption in neighboring Rotherham. After the convictions, not a single one of the sleazy Labour crooks was expelled from the Party, and 3 of them even managed to continue serving as councillors. Cases included: Cllr Jack Riley – Jailed for 28 days for falsely claiming £214. Cllr David Jobes – Jailed for 6 months for falsifying expense claims totaling £3,700. Cllr Derek Hughes – Fined £500 after pleading guilty to one charge of falsifying an expense claim form. Cllr Mick Collins – Jailed for 8 months for expenses fraud totaling £2000. Also accused of stealing almost £2000 from the local Labour Party. The judge ruled this charge would not be proceeded with, but ordered compensation to be paid to the local branch. Cllr Les Dyson – Jailed for 4 months for expense claim fraud totaling £325. Cllr Pat Mullaney – 200 hours community service for expense claim fraud totaling £1,290. Cllr Steve Judge – 120 hours community service for expense claim fraud. Cllr Terry Sellars – Suspended 3 month jail sentence for expense claim fraud. Ordered to re-pay £490. Cllr Tony Sellars – Suspended 3 month jail sentence for expense claim fraud. Ordered to re-pay £664. Cllr Roland Cox – Given two 6-week jail terms to run concurrently and suspended for a year for expense claim fraud involving rail fares and hotel accommodation. Cllr Michael McAteer – Fined £250 for expense claim fraud involving hotel accommodation. Cllr Paul Farley – 120 hours community service for expense claim fraud involving hotels and train fares totaling £243. Cllr Malcolm Glover – 3-month jail sentence suspended for a year on each of three charges of expense claim fraud and ordered to pay £1000 costs. Cllr Gordon Jones – Fined £250 plus costs for claiming £140 for a rail ticket, which actually cost him £66. Cllr Norman Fisher – Jailed for 9 months for expense claim fraud involving hotel accommodation. Cllr Brian Day – Fined £300 plus costs for expense claim fraud involving hotel accommodation. Cllr Jean Elwick – Given a 2-month suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay £750 in costs for expense claim fraud totaling £200.50. Cllr Michael Farrington – Given a 2-month suspended jail sentence for expense claim fraud. Cllr, and former Mayor Jack Meredith – Given a 4-month suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to six counts of expense claim fraud. Cllr Raymond Stockhill – Jailed for 2 years for taking £30,000 in bribes to exert influence over a local planning application. Cllr Peter Birks – Jailed for 4 years for taking a £160,000 house as a bribe to influence a local planning application. http://society.guardian.co.uk/councilsincrisis/comment/0,,666246,00.html
Labour Party Councillor (Blackburn/Lancashire), Mohammed Hussein – Convicted and jailed for 3 years and 7 months in 2005 after pleading guilty to postal vote fraud relating to local elections in 2002. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/4425519.stm
Labour Councillor (Havant/Hampshire), Ray Race – Convicted and jailed for 4 months in 2002 for ballot rigging. Race was arrested again the following year for threatening a witness who had helped to convict him. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2551157.stm
Labour Councillor (Cambridge/Cambridgeshire), Berni Callagan, who was the prospective first black Mayor of the city – Convicted on 4 charges of benefit fraud in 2005. Given a two-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay £2000 costs. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cambridgeshire/4094908.stm
Labour Councillor (Glamorgan/Wales), Shaun Stringer – Forced to resign following Police investigation into financial corruption. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/545077.stm
Labour MP (Leicester/Leistershire) and former Cabinet Minister, Keith Vaz - Investigated for fraud and corruption before quietly leaving his Europe Minister post with `health problems`. According to his former Secretary, Vaz does absolutely nothing in his constituency other than help local Pakistanis with their Immigration cases (which also helps to explain the `whites a minority` status of Leicester and the safe Labour seat of Mr Vaz). http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/1808303.stm
Labour Councillor (Paisley/Scotland), Sheila Howat – Convicted of housing benefit fraud in 1997. Also given a token suspension by the local Labour Party, although they refused to sack her, despite her admission she was defrauding the council she was a member of. http://www.scottishpolitics.org/paisleysouth/smears29.html
Labour MP (Walsall/West Midlands), and former Cabinet Minister, John Stonehouse – Convicted and jailed for 7 years (served 3 years) in 1976 for Theft, Fraud, and Deception. His crimes related to a string of fraudulent business ventures and the theft of money from charities. Before his eventual capture by Police in Melbourne, Australia, Stonehouse had famously faked his own suicide in 1974 in order to evade justice, and dump his wife and daughter to shack up with his mistress. In 2006 newly released documents revealed that as a young MP, Stonehouse spent ten years as a paid spy for Warsaw Pact communist regimes during the height of the cold war. Had this come to light while he was in office it may well have brought down the Government of Harold Wilson, who was himself rumored to have been a KGB agent. Acts of high treason within the Labour Party are not just a phenomenon of the Blair era it would seem. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stonehouse
Labour Mayor (Runcorn/Cheshire), Pat Tyrell – Arrested on suspicion of Electoral Fraud in August 2004. Remanded on Police bail, pending further enquiries. Tyrell’s daughter, Jean was also arrested at the same time, on suspicion of forgery. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/3559000.stm
Former Labour Councillor (Tower Hamlets/London), Nasir Uddin – Convicted, along with his younger brother, Ain Uddin in 2006 of stealing £30,000 from a local education Authority scheme for underprivileged youngsters during his time in office between 2001 and 2003. Mr Uddin`s tenure as a local councillor was also notable for his failure to turn up to any council meetings for six months, and citing `institutional racists` within the Labour Party, as his reason for non-attendance. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4873312.stm
Labour Councillor (Tower Hamlets/London), Kumar Murshid, formerly a top advisor to London’s (night)Mayor, `Red Ken` Livingstone – On trial in 2006 on theft charges totaling almost £240,000, including £40,000 stolen from the local youth scheme from the above mentioned case. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-10211014-details/Mayor+aide+in+fraud+probe/article.do;jsessionid=14J3GcHpT3jsZntf1qB12z3yJMlv6zQV51JBqMnYg9mvc05c2Z1D%21-1569186901%21-1407319226%217001%21-1
Six Labour Councillors (Aston & Bordsley Green/Birmingham), Muhammed Afzal, Mohammed Islam, Mohammed Kazi, Shafaq Ahmed, Shah Jahan, and Ayaz Khan – Convicted in 2005 on ballot-rigging charges, relating to postal vote fraud at the local elections of 2004. http://politics.guardian.co.uk/localgovernment/story/0,9061,1451923,00.html
Former Labour Mayor (Peterborough), Mohammed Choudhary – Currently the subject of a police investigation into alleged electoral fraud in several of the city’s wards during the local elections of 2004. http://politics.guardian.co.uk/voting/story/0,,1851556,00.html
The 2004 local elections in Reading/Berkshire are currently the subject of a police probe, after evidence of postal vote fraud was uncovered. The investigation centres on the towns Redlands ward, and Labours winning candidates, Haji Faraz Khan, Peter Kays, and deputy Mayor Riaz Chaudri. All three are refusing to make any comment on their `victories`.
Labour Mayor (Sefton/Merseyside), John Walker – Arrested and charged in 2006 with benefit fraud. Walkers March trial date was then adjourned until April after he claimed he was too desperately ill to attend. However, just 48 hours after dodging his date with the judge, the brave Mayor apparently managed to drag himself from his deathbed to cheer Liverpool on to a 5-1 Premiership win over Fulham at Anfield, where he was photographed by the media. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/england/merseyside/4785752.stm
Labour Councillor (Oldham/Lancashire), Fida Hussain - Arrested and charged with money laundering offences in 2007, following a five-month police investigation into his financial affairs. Released on bail pending further enquiries. http://www.theasiannews.co.uk/news/s/224/224554_councillor_says_he_has_nothing_to_hide.html
Labour Councillor (Rotherham/Yorkshire), former Deputy Leader of Rotherham Council, and classic `Champagne socialist`, Garvin Reed – Convicted and jailed for 3 years in 2002, for stealing £172,000 from a charity (National Local Government Forum Against Poverty), which he spent on high living, lavish hotels and prostitutes. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2511047.stm
Labour Deputy Mayor (Haringey/London), Gideon Bull – Suspended from office for a month in 2005, after it emerged that council contractors painted his house for free `in error`. Forced to make a groveling apology and pay the cost of the work. http://www.hwgca.org.uk/text/news_detail.php?nid=393
Labour Councillor (Islington/London), Steve Judge - Led a revolt among the Labour group on Islington Council against a Lib-Dem proposal to lobby the Government to outlaw convicted fraudsters from serving as councillors. This resulted in the motion being effectively quashed. Councillor Judge has, surprisingly enough, a conviction for Fraud. http://society.guardian.co.uk/councilsincrisis/comment/0,,400417,00.html
Former Labour MP (Reading East), Jane Griffiths – Arrested in 2005 after failing to appear at a court hearing on charges of £29,000 worth of tax evasion. After her election in 1997, Griffiths went on to become the first Labour MP in a decade to be de-selected by the party in 2004. She was succeeded as Labours 2005 Reading East Parliamentary candidate by convicted toilet nonce-case Tony Page, who features in the sex crimes part of this list. Vote Labour! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4292884.stm
A COUNCILLOR could be facing a jail sentence after dishonestly claiming £6,500 in benefits. Redcar and Cleveland councillor, David Tomlin, 64, pleaded guilty to three counts of false representation at Teesside Magistrates Court on Wednesday. Tomlin, who represents the Normanby ward, has been a Labour councillor for around 16 years. It is understood he has resigned from the Labour party. Tomlin declined to comment on whether he would continue as a councillor. http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/topstories/display.var.1196206.0.councillor_may_face_jail_over_benefits_claim.php
A FORMER mayor and serving councillor is facing trial in the New Year after being charged with a £13,000 benefit fraud. John McGowan, 53, of Ribble Way, Low Moor, Clitheroe, is alleged to have been caught playing golf, shopping and even doing a paper round while claiming a high level of disability allowance.
McGowan is both a Ribble Valley councillor and Clitheroe town councillor, representing the Edisford and Low Moor ward. He was the Mayor of Clitheroe for two years from 1997.
He has not been suspended from his role on either council.
The Labour councillor has more than 16 years local government experience. He defected to Labour from the Liberal Democrats in 1999 after a row that saw him disposed from his role as deputy town mayor in Clitheroe. On Ribble Valley Council McGowan is on the housing committee, has a responsibility for the overview and scrutiny of council services and sits on the parish council liaison board.
William Straw - Son of Labour Foreign Secretary, and former Home Secretary – Jack Straw, was cautioned by Police for drug dealing in 2002, amid frantic Government attempts to cover up the matter, and gag the media as to his identity. Jack Straw also has a brother who was convicted of a sex attack on a schoolgirl. Lovely family! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/916179.stm
In 2004 Tony Blair appointed his close friend/crony and colleague of his wife - Ken Macdonald as the new Director of Public Prosecutions, despite the fact he has a drugs conviction. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3149417.stm
Labour Council Leader (York/Yorkshire), Rod Hills MBE – Stood trial in 2002 on various charges, including Blackmail, Witness Intimidation, Perverting the Course of Justice, Soliciting a Woman for Prostitution, and Wasting Police Time, but was eventually cleared on all charges, except one for dangerous driving. The following year he was arrested again, although Police refused to say what the latest investigation was in connection with. http://archive.thenorthernecho.co.uk/2003/2/6/104799.html
Labour Councillor (Longdendale/Manchester), Sean Parker-Perry – Arrested on suspicion of stealing a car in November 2004. Bailed until February 2005. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/136/136531_councillor_arrested_in_stolen_car_inquiry_.html
Former Labour Cabinet Minister (Education), Stephen Twigg – Arrested and fined £50 in 2005 after being found `drunk and incapable` in the street. http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/view.php?id=259
Homosexual mass murderer, Dennis Nilsen, who strangled and dismembered 16 young men in the 1980`s, was also a highly active member of Labour fringe groups such as the Anti-Nazi League, and the SWP. That’s when he wasn’t busy boiling peoples heads in a pot, or masturbating over the corpses of his victims. http://www.heretical.com/British/dnilsen.html
Labour Councillor (Blackburn/Lancashire), Hussain Akhtar - Fined £3,500 and ordered to pay costs, following 3 court cases in 2 years over public health violations at his shop `Akhtars Food Store`. Some of the exotic eastern delights discovered by inspectors at Cllr Akhtars shop included cockroaches, a dead mouse, and rodent droppings in Bombay mix. http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/latest/display.var.1250173.0.councillor_owns_500_00_house.php
Labour MP (Leeds/Yorkshire), Jon Trickett – Has described 7/7 suicide bomber Mohammed Sidique Khan, as being “a family friend”. The Islamic terrorist, who took part in the mass-murder of 52 innocent London commuters, had previously been taken on a guided tour of the House of Commons in 2004, as a personal guest of the Labour Member for Hemsworth constituency.
Labour Peer, Lord Ahmed, in another gesture of warmth and solidarity towards Britain's Al-Qaeda community, invited Islamic terror suspect Mahmoud Abu Rideh into the House of Commons as his personal guest in 2006, where he sat in the commons public gallery and listened to a debate. Rideh, detained in Belmarsh prison under emergency laws following 9/11 and suspected of being a money-man for groups linked to Osama Bin Laden, said of his day out “It was very interesting”.
Labour Junior Minister (Northern Ireland), James Dunn – Convicted of shoplifting in 1979. Dunn was caught trying to steal two ties and a sweatshirt from an Army & Navy store. He later joined the SDP and lost his seat.
Former Labour MP (Northampton), Tony Clarke (lost his seat at the 2005 General Election) - denies ever being a member of West Hams notorious `Inter-City Firm` of football hooligans. The former Rt Honourable Member for Northampton South however, has yet to provide an innocent explanation for the tattoo on his chest, bearing (according to `The Sunday Times`) the West Ham UTD club badge, below the letters `I.C.F.`` http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/article481554.ece