Stirling’s Council Leader, Scott Farmer, has called for Scottish Tory Leader Ruth Davidson to take meaningful action against disgraced Tory Councillors on Stirling Council.
Since the Council Election on May 4th, the Conservative Party have suspended two Councillors who sit on Stirling Council.
Councillor Alastair Majury (Dunblane and Bridge of Allan ward) was unmasked as an extremist cyber-troll who had authored a series of abusive tweets – some of an anti-Catholic and xenophobic nature as well as tweets that criticised local Stirling food bank and likened political opposition to Nazis. He was also linked to a fetish dating website where he made a number of gruesome remarks about women and boasted about the size of his manhood.
Councillor Robert Davies (Forth and Endrick ward) was revealed to have authored a number of racially discriminative tweets on his personal Twitter page prior to standing for election. One such tweet suggested that a group of black people in colonial Africa were cannibals.
Both Councillors have been reportedly suspended by the Tories but remain as independent Councillors. However, recently, the Stirling Observer reported that Councillor Davies had been out canvassing for the Conservative candidate ahead of the snap-General Election.
A public petition calling for the two to resign from Stirling Council had gained more than 2,000 signatures.
Council Leader on Stirling Council, the SNP’s Scott Farmer, has written to Scottish Tory Leader Ruth Davidson, calling for decisive action to be taken in relation to the pair.
Commenting, Councillor Farmer said:
“Both Tory Councillors have been revealed as having extremely discriminatory and hateful views – which is entirely at odds with the values held by the people of the Stirling area. Their integrity has been called into question and it is clear that they are unfit to represent the wards they were elected to on Stirling Council.
“Whilst serious questions have been raised about Tory vetting procedures, Ruth Davidson must now take decisive action over the two Councillors in question – a temporary suspension is simply not good enough.
“Reports of Councillor Davies campaigning on behalf of the Tories during the General Election indicates that the party is ready to welcome him back with open arms – that would be unacceptable. Both Councillor Davies and Councillor Majury must be expelled from the Tory Party immediately and the pair should stand down from their positions on Stirling Council.”