Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Result of gay row councillor probe due

THE result of an investigation into comments made by a Henley town councillor that the legislation of gay marriage was to blame for flooding and storms is due to be made public this week.

David Silvester was widely condemned after his remarks, made in a letter published in the Henley Standard in January.

The 74-year-old councillor, then a member of UKIP, accused David Cameron of acting “arrogantly against the Gospel” and causing the nation to be “beset by serious storms and floods” by passing the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act.

South Oxfordshire District Council launched the investigation following 12 complaints made to Henley Town Council about the comments.

The district council said this week that a decision notice had been finalised and copies sent to Cllr Silvester, the complainants and town clerk Mike Kennedy.

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