A Tory councillor has been suspended over a ridiculous comment he made about a fundraiser created in murdered MP Jo Cox’s name.
The Facebook post by Dominic Peacock has since been deleted but as is always the case online, someone screenshotted it in time:
Peacock posted the message to closed group Vote Leave Beverley & Holderness, Haltemprice & Howden in response to a news story about the fundraiser, which started following the Labour MP’s death and has hit £1 million already.
After deleting it, Peacock made another post:
I’ve deleted my offensive comment, I shouldn’t have put it on in the first place – I won’t make excuses.
Stephen Parnaby, leader of the Conservative Group, says:
Following inappropriate and offensive comments made on social media relating to the sad and tragic death of Jo Cox MP, I have suspended Cllr Dominic Peacock from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Conservative Group with immediate effect. I shall be reporting this to a meeting of the full Group and my recommendation will be that he be expelled.
Never mind the fact that it’s just a downright heartless sentiment – the fact that Dominic Peacock is stupid enough to express it on Facebook is unbelievable. I mean how could he possibly think he would get away with writing something like that? The Tories need to give their councillors some lessons in social media etiquette ASAP, or at least employ people with half a brain.
To read about the Tory MP who moved in with his parents so he could save for a mortgage (despite earning £74k a year), click HERE.