Tory councillor suspended following Twitter immigration row
The Conservative party have confirmed that Sowerby councillor Mike Payne has been suspended by the party.
In a short statement, a Conservative spokesman said: “Mr Payne has been suspended by the Party pending an investigation.”
The suspension comes in the days after a Labour Councillor confronted him over social media posts in 2013 in which he shared an article entitled ‘France Slashes Benefits to Muslim Parasites by 83%’.
Coun Payne defended the action, claiming he was sharing the post in relation to French immigration policy alone.
The Halifax Courier have contacted Coun Payne for comment.