Thursday, 3 March 2011

Twitter row Birmingham councillor Gareth Compton stands down

The Conservative councillor on Birmingham City Council who was suspended after calling for a Muslim journalist be stoned to death in an ill-conceived joke on social networking site Twitter will stand down.

The Conservative Party has confirmed that Erdington councillor Gareth Compton, a barrister who lives in Harborne, has decided not to stand in May’s local elections.

Coun Compton has, since his arrest, refused to talk to the press. But one senior party member said: “A few people advised him to stand down, keep his nose clean for a couple years and maybe then consider a comeback.” 

My comment: Do a Mandy? 

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