Laura Sharman 22 June 2016

Councillor suspended for offensive Jo Cox comment

Councillor suspended for offensive Jo Cox comment image

A Yorkshire councillor has been suspended after he made offensive comments about the charity fund set up in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

Cllr Dominic Peacock made the offensive comment on Facebook following the news the charity fund had reached £1m. He posted: ‘I’ve just donated the steam off my p***’ underneath an article on the fund.

Cllr Peacock, who is a supporter of the leave campaign, later added Mrs Cox's death was being ‘used against the Brexit cause’.

Leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council , cllr Stephen Parnaby, said the remarks would not be tolerated: ‘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.

‘All people in public life, irrespective of politics should be united in condemning the fatal and dreadful attack on Jo Cox.’

Cllr Peacock has since deleted the comments and apologised for the messages.

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