Councillor Lay reported to standards committee after letter complaint

Cllr Alan Lay

Cllr Alan Lay - Credit: Archant

A county councillor is in hot water after comments his wife made on his behalf in a letter to a newspaper.

Lloyd Forster

Lloyd Forster - Credit: Archant

Councillor Alan Lay has been reported to the Cambridgeshire County Council’s standards committee for a breach of the Members Code Of Conduct following a letter from Brenda Lay, signed off as ‘on behalf of Cllr Lay’, which appeared in the Fenland Citizen on October 1.

The complaint was made to the council’s monitoring officer Quentin Baker on Monday by Lloyd Forster, who is a former town councillor and former secretary of the Fenland branch of UKIP.

Addressing Mr Forster, the letter said: “Maybe he should just liven up, cheer up and if he needs someone to talk to on a sensible subject I’m just around the corner.”

Lawyer Katy Carson, notifying Cllr Lay, said: “I am writing to formally notify you that Quentin Baker received a complaint from Lloyd Forster alleging that a letter published in your name in the Citizen contained libellous remarks about the complainant and has put you in breach of the Members’ Code Of Conduct.”

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