Tory coun­cil­lor has party mem­ber­ship ter­mi­nated

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS - Lynsey bews

A coun­cil­lor who was re­in­stated by the Scot­tish Con­ser­va­tives af­ter be­ing sus­pended over of­fen­sive tweets has had his mem­ber­ship ter­mi­nated, ac­cord­ing to the party.

Robert Davies was one of two Tories sus­pended within weeks of be­ing elected to Stir­ling Coun­cil in May af­ter the so­cial me­dia posts were un­cov­ered.

He and Alas­tair Ma­jury were al­lowed to re­turn to the party last month, with leader Ruth David­son say­ing it was im­por­tant to give peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to change.

At the time she said: “As well as a full dis­ci­plinary, as well as the sanc­tion of be­ing sus­pended, as well as a full and un­re­served apol­ogy, both of the in­di­vid­u­als in­di­cated that they had a gen­uine wish to change their be­hav­iour.”

How­ever in a state­ment is­sued yes­ter­day, the Tories said Mr Davies’ mem­ber­ship has now been ter­mi­nated af­ter he re­fused to apol­o­gise to the coun­cil.

Mr Ma­jury re­mains a Con­ser­va­tive coun­cil­lor af­ter mak­ing an apol­ogy.

A spokesman said: “Mr Ma­jury made a full apol­ogy to the coun­cil yes­ter­day for his ac­tions.

“Mr Davies did not do so and he has there­fore had his mem­ber­ship of the party ter­mi­nated.”

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