Friday, 21 September 2007

Criminal Racist Stands for Election in Wellingborough

One of the candidates in the forthcoming local election in Croyland Ward, Wellingborough, is Ray Miles.

In February 2006 Mr. Miles was de-barred as a Councillor for a serious breach of the Councillor’s Code of Conduct. The full case tribunal decision in this case can be found at:

As you can see, Mr. Miles was debarred for the following reasons:

  • He had been convicted of a serious criminal offence which was racially aggravated. The Standards Board at that time said: “Such crimes do not just injure the victim they also “erode the standards decency of the wider community”. They undermine the relationship between a councillor and the community they represent. This particular offence went to the very heart of the role and function of a councillor, which is to represent everyone within the community and to promote equality …”
  • The Standards Board went on “his conviction severely impaired his ability to gain and sustain the confidence of all sections of the community”.

To put it bluntly, Mr. Miles is a criminal, a racist and should not hold public office. He brought the position and office of Councillor into disrepute. He has shown no remorse or issued any kind of apology for what he did and therefore remains a continuing danger. He stands apart from the overwhelming majority of local Councillors who seek to ensure the highest (rather than the lowest) standards in public office and to promote equality and good relations between all sections of our communities. He is not a fit person to be a Councillor!

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