In January 2016, we published an article on Luton and Wayfield Conservative councillor Michael Franklin’s offensive tweeting. Throughout 2015, Cllr Franklin published and shared a number of Islamophobic, transphobic, and racist tweets on his personal Twitter account. Following our article, the issue was raised at a full council meeting, and gained some wider media attention, and a new social media policy for councillors was introduced.
Crucially though, no action was taken against Cllr Franklin for his actions.
Until he found himself suspended from the Conservative party, three years later.
So what changed to make the party take action now when they didn’t in the previous three years?Continue reading “Medway Tories suspend councillor three years late”