A FORMER Tory councillor who posted offensive social media posts following the death of MP Jo Cox should resign, a council committee concluded yesterday.
East Riding of Yorkshire councillor Dominic Peacock responded to news that an appeal following Ms Cox’s death had reached £1 million by posting on Facebook: “I’ve just donated the steam off my piss.”
Mr Peacock now sits as an independent councillor after he was expelled from the Conservative Party for two years following the comments.
Now a meeting of the East Riding of Yorkshire council’s standards committee has concluded Mr Peacock breached the code of conduct for the local authority and Beverley town council, on which he also serves.
The committee chairwoman, Tory councillor Margaret Chadwick, said Mr Peacock’s comments were “offensive and crude and extremely disrespectful” to the memory of Ms Cox and her family.
She said: “We are incredibly frustrated that we are unable to impose a sanction ourselves and can only make a recommendation to the two councils concerned.”