A councillor has refused to resign for saying that disabled children "should be put down," claiming he "did nothing wrong."
Independent Cornwall councillor Collin Brewer was forced to write a letter of apology under standards board orders for his remarks made at an equalities event at County Hall, but defiantly insisted that he would not step down.
Disability Cornwall advice services manager Theresa Court placed a formal complaint against Mr Brewer after he made the comments in October 2011.
Ms Court said: "I remember him (Mr Brewer) coming over and asking what the stall was about. I was explaining to him about the parent partnership service when he said disabled children should be put down.
"He said they cost the council too much money. I felt physically sick.
"I was there with parents of disabled children at the time."