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Harlow Conservatives also call on Labour councillor to resign after “like beating your wife” comments

Politics / Thu 18th Jan 2018 at 02:12pm

Harlow Cons

HARLOW Conservative Group today called on cllr Mike Danvers to resign from his position after joking about domestic violence.

In an interview yesterday, Harlow District Councillor, Mike Danvers, described a poll that the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner conducted “like beating your wife” because “at the end of the day he’s going to get the answer he wants”.

Harlow Conservative Leader Cllr Andrew Johnson said, “I was disturbed to hear Harlow Councillor Mike Danvers’ comments about wife beating during a formal interview yesterday.

This comment is especially insensitive given the tragic and fatal cases of domestic violence in Harlow in recent years.

Two women a week are killed by their current or ex partner – domestic violence is no laughing matter and Cllr Danvers as a senior Labour Councillor should be ashamed. There is no place in Harlow for jokes about domestic violence.”

Cllr Joel Charles, Deputy Leader of Harlow Conservative Group said “Casual jokes about wife beating have no place in politics. I hope the new interim leader of Harlow Council, Emma Toal, takes action and sacks Cllr Danvers.”

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