Victor Southern, the Tory Leader of Swanley Town Council has responded to the allegations of “outright discrimination” by the former Mayor Shanker Gaire. (Click here for the link) Victor Southern has stated on social media:
As I have said in the chain of emails which Cllr. Gaire and Momentum have chosen to publish I repudiate each and every allegation made against me. There was no racial discrimination against him, by anyone at any time.
What is more – and this is conveniently ignored -Cllr. Gaire has received a complete reply to all of his financial queries and there is not a single penny that has been misused. Several of his queries have absolutely nothing to do with the Mayoral Fund or Mayoral Allowance.
The Mayor’s Fund is untouched and is entire, every penny accounted for.
As always this is really Momentum stirring things up. David Carr, their local leader is so ignorant of realities that just a few days ago he addressed a query to the Swanley Town Council as “Swanley District Council” asking for copies of a District Council report!
Tory Leader of Swanley Town Council
The emails Victor Southern referred to in his comment can be viewed here: The Emails