Monday, February 26, 2007

Tory Crime

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.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Labour Theft

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.

Friday, February 09, 2007

More Lib Dem Filth

A BOROUGH councillor must complete 250 hours of community service after his pizza restaurant was found to be infested with cockroaches. Mushtaq Hayat, Lib Dem councillor for Baylis and Stoke, and a former chairman of the council’s health panel, was also served with an indefinite ban on managing a food business by Slough Magistrates after pleading guilty to failing to ensure the safety of food at Halal Pizza Place, Belgrave Parade, Slough.