17.4 C
West Bridgford
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tory candidate suspended two days before local elections

PUBLISHED:

A man hoping to become a councillor has been suspended from the Conservative Party just two days before the election.

Remi Bambo is standing as a candidate in the Stanton Hill and Teversal ward, in a bid to be elected onto Ashfield District Council in elections on Thursday, May 2.

banner ad

On April 30, a spokesman for the Conservatives said: “Remi Bambo has been suspended as a member of the Conservative Party, pending further investigation.”

Due to electoral law, because the suspension happened so close to the election, Mr Bambo will still appear on the voting slips as the Conservative candidate.

The investigation by the Conservatives is not likely to be completed before the election.

If elected, depending on the results of the investigation, he would either be re-instated as a member of the party, or would become an independent councillor.

Currently, Ashfield District Council is run by the Ashfield Independents due to a informal coalition, but Labour is the largest group.

Labour has 14 councillors, the Ashfield Independents have 12, the Conservatives have five and there are four independents.

Mr Bambo has been approached for comment.

Also standing in the ward is:

Linford Martyn Gibbons, Labour

Helen-Ann Smith, Ashfield Independents

The election will be held between 7am and 10pm on Thursday, May 2.

Election coverage here

DAILY NEWS UPDATES BY EMAIL

Get all the day's stories and events from The Wire delivered in one email every day

21,114FansLike
14,168FollowersFollow
24,111FollowersFollow

LOCAL ELECTIONS NEWS

TOP STORIES