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30th May 2017

SNP Call For Disgraced Tory Councillors To Pay Back Wages After Dodging Council Duties

Maureen Bennison

The Scottish National Party have called for Councillor Alistair Majury and Councillor Robert Davies to pay back their Councillor salaries in full after failing to turn up to any meetings of Stirling Council since being elected at the beginning of May.

Both Tory Councillors have been suspended by their Party after a series of Tweets exposed the two as holding extremist views.

Alastair Majury

Majury along with Davies have failed to show to any council meetings so far, since the election.

Councillor Majury posted a number of offensive tweets likening political opposition to Nazis and making disparaging remarks about those who receive welfare support – as well as sectarian anti-Catholic remarks which have been condemned by the Scottish Catholic Church. He also made a number of comments about women on a fetish dating website where he inappropriately made remarks about his manhood.

Councillor Davies was responsible for a number of racist tweets prior to standing for election.

More than 2,000 people have signed an online petition, calling for the pair to step down from their positions as Councillors in light of revelations relating to their social media.

So far, the Tory Party have failed to take forward any meaningful action against the pair and they remain Conservative Councillors.

The pair failed to turn up to the statutory meetings of Stirling Council which took place on Wednesday 17th May and Wednesday 24th May- where Councillors elected the governing Administration.

Commenting, SNP Councillor Maureen Bennison said:

Maureen Bennison

Cllr Maureen Bennison, “If they can’t be bothered to show up for work then they shouldn’t be paid for it.”

“It’s an utter disgrace that, despite being elected almost a month ago, these suspended Tory Councillors have failed to even attend statutory Council meetings. If they can’t be bothered to show up for work then they shouldn’t be paid for it.

“Any normal working person would face serious consequences for not turning up to their work, these two Tory Councillors should not be treated any differently just because they hold public office.

“People in Stirling are currently being underrepresented as only twenty-one of twenty-three elected Councillors turned up to make key decisions about the future governance of our local authority. This is totally unacceptable and cannot continue.

“They must immediately apologise for dodging their responsibilities as local representatives and pay back in full their Councillor salaries for the work they have failed to carry out.”