Sunday, 09 December 2018

Gay row councillor facing inquiry

CONTROVERSIAL comments made by a Henley town councillor blaming the recent storms and floods on the legalisation of gay marriage are to be investigated.

David Silvester, 73, was widely condemned after originally making the remarks in a letter published by the Henley Standard in January.

In his letter, he accused Prime Minister 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.

On Monday South Oxfordshire District Council confirmed an inquiry would be held into complaints made against him.

Its statement said: “The council will send the case for investigation. An investigation involves appointment of an independent investigator, who will develop an investigation plan and timetable. We would expect the investigation to take a minimum of one month and to start in a couple of weeks.

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