(2008) Liberal Democrat Cllr. Steve Hurst


A LEADING Liverpool councillor delivered “disgraceful” leaflets in a bungled attempt to smear political rivals, a judge ruled yesterday.

Cllr Steve Hurst, the council’s executive member for corporate performance, was found guilty of breaching election law.

Last night Cllr Hurst, a firefighter, was facing calls that he stand down from his position on the council’s ruling executive board and as representative for Liverpool’s Wavertree ward.

He delivered a leaflet titled “Walton Scab” attacking sitting Labour councillor Pauline Walton and her firefighter husband Keith.

Sentencing, District Judge Richard Clancy said he had “no doubt” Cllr Hurst pushed the flier through letterboxes in Liverpool’s Woodlands Estate in the run-up to local elections in May, 2007.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mike Storey guilty of code breach
FORMER city council leader Cllr Mike Storey has been found guilty of a breach of the members’ code of conduct by the Standards Board for England.
Liverpool Echo and Liverpool Dailypost 17-12-08. The Council Leader Warren Bradley is next. What a bloody shower.

Whistleblower said...

Thank you very much indeed. Please remember to supply the link (if you have it) as this will save me the time of looking.

Great work all the same. More, please.

Anonymous said...

http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2008/12/17/former-liverpool-council-leader-guilty-of-breaching-code-of-conduct-64375-22494114/

Anonymous said...

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2008/12/17/mike-storey-guilty-of-code-breach-100252-22495379/

Anonymous said...

Private/Sorry about not sending links the City Council Leader is next any day now will send info.

Whistleblower said...

Ps, please keep the People updated on the Bradley case.

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

So Cllr Steve Hurst is a fireman - just like the leader of the Liberal Democrats under investigation Warren Bradley. Fireman must have alot of time on their hands to play politics? If I recall the notorious Derek Hatton of the militant tendency that brought Liverpool to its knees he was a fireman too. It read in the Liverpool Echo that Councillor Hurst had planned to emigrate to Australia but wants to clear his name first, some say the sooner the better emigrate that is.

Whistleblower said...

Nice work, Anon. Many hands make light work.