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County Councillor Steve Carr in clash over travellers in Broxtowe


BBC Local Democracy Reporter Kit Sandeman describes here an angry clash in the County Council Chamber this morning between two councillors who both also sit on Broxtowe Borough Council.
Steve Carr [the only LibDem County Councillor] demonstrated his disgust by walking out when Conservative Philip Owen used the term 'biblical plague' to complain of travellers who were holding a horse fair in his Nuthall Ward.
It's not the first time the two have clashed: both are accustomed to expressing their views forcibly in debates.  Both would have earned rebukes by Speaker Bercow [as has Anna Soubry our MP] if they had had been in the House of Commons.

 


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