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Councillor John Feilding has the Conservative Whip Withdrawn

John Feilding, the District Councillor for Avon Dassett has had the Conservative whip withdrawn following complaints against his behaviour towards women.

In addition to stroking a council officer’s neck, complaints included invading female staff’s personal space, and telling a worker about his sexual health. A report found “overwhelming” evidence of “unacceptable behaviour”, adding female staff “do not like to be with” him.

Feilding has submitted a written apology to all employees. A Conservative Party spokesperson said Mr Fielding had had the Conservative whip withdrawn.

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