15/04/2014

Mayor Of Swindon Resigns Over 'Mongol' Remark

The mayor of Swindon has resigned his position after being found guilty of breaching the council's code of conduct.

63-year-old Mick Martin is accused of making derogatory remarks about disabled people during a council meeting, with Labour councillors saying that he was heard to say: "Are we still letting Mongols have sex with each other?"

It is understood that when told to apologies for the remarks, Mr Martin said that it was a word he had been "brought up with".

Conservation Mr Martin has now resigned with immediate effect.

(MH)

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