A South Norfolk Tory Councillor, Keith Tilcock, has been banned from driving for a year after being caught driving by police whilst in a drunken state.
In a further shameful act, he was also observed urinating in the ground of the Norfolk and Norwich University hospital close to one of the wards.
In the Eastern Daily Press (story not available online) the Tory Leader of the council is quoted as saying that Councillor Tilcock had been suspended from the Conservative Group but that "he expected to be able to welcome [him] back at a later date". This sounds very much like "We'll have him back when all the fuss has died down." Given that sort of attitude, it's perhaps no surprise that Mr Tilcock's conduct has been reported to the Standards Board for England.
In his recent election literature, Mr Tilcock said that the Tories will "...tackle anti-social behaviour". I can't think of behaviour that is more anti-social than driving halfway across Norfolk under the influence of alcohol and then acting in the way he did at the hospital.
In the circumstances, it's ironic that Mr Tilcock represents South Norfolk Council on Active Norfolk, formerly the Norfolk Sports Partnership, a body charged with promoting an active and healthy lifestyle! What sort of role model does he provide for the young people of the county?
In the same election leaflet referred to above, Mr Tilcock was endorsed by the local MP who said "...[he] will serve you with integrity." Perhaps Mr Tilcock might demonstrate this "integrity" by resigning from the Council ?