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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Greenwashing Hackney history

This - http://www.green-yes.com/chit_chong.html - says former Hackney Green Councillor Chit Chong - now a backer of the internal campaign for the Greens to have a party leader - was "London's first Green Councillor."

Strange. I could have sworn there were two of them elected in May 1998 in North Defoe Ward. Making him not "London's first Green Councillor" but one of London's first two Green Councillors. Wasn't the other one called Paul Thomas? Now what happened to him and why has he been scrubbed from the annals of Green municipal history?

5 Comments:

Blogger David Boothroyd said...

I wonder if it had anything to do with this story which appeared on page 4 of The Independent on 1 December 1998? I have no knowledge whether the allegations contained within it are true.

Councillor resigns after raid

A GREEN PARTY councillor has resigned from a London council after a police raid on his home in Stoke Newington in which indecent images of children were seized. Paul Thomas, 38, stepped down when the chief executive of Hackney council demanded his resignation.

1:09 pm, August 23, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a serving councillor at the time that Paul Thomas was charged with dowloading child pornography. He repeated this sick crime while out on bail! He subsequently got a custodial sentence and resigned, causing a by election in South Defoe ward.

7:31 pm, August 28, 2007

 
Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

It was North Defoe Ward.

8:25 pm, August 28, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there I was wondering if any of you know what this man looked like, or if you have a photograph you can link please. I am unable to find anything online.

I have a very good reason for asking.

Thank you.

4:38 pm, October 24, 2013

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very tall, gaunt/thin, bald.

1:45 pm, October 25, 2013

 

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