Arrsers can you help? This appeared in my local free paper and immediately set bells ringing. Former Para served in Vietnam!! Shame of councillor who assaulted partner A councillor assaulted his partner â a fellow councillor â when she failed to log out of a computer chatroom as he waited for her, a court was told. Peter Wrightâs political career is in ruins after he pleaded guilty to beating Karen Wright, his partner of 17 years, at their home in Elizabeth Avenue, Audenshaw. The 56-year-old former Paratrooper snapped during a row over the computer and pulled her across the room by the hair, before holding her against the wall by her throat. Both are Liberal Democrats representing the Audenshaw ward. Although they never married, Karen had changed her name to Wright and they have two teenage daughters. Councillor Wright plans to resign from the council when the proceedings are over, said Guy Rogers, defending. "He has fallen from grace quite spectacularly, but he knows he has no one to blame but himself," he said. Councillor Wright, who once served with the US army in Vietnam, was elected to the council 10 years ago. The relationship with his partner was in trouble and he had been sleeping on a settee for six months before the incident. Mr Rogers said as her interest in council business had waned, he had taken on many of her ward responsibilities. He said: "He knew he was driving himself too hard and she was spending hours at a time on the computer in chatrooms. She said that they were of a religious nature, but he was sceptical." On New Yearâs Eve, they had planned to go shopping, yet she was reluctant to leave the computer. "He just snapped as things came to a head," said Mr Rogers. "There was some pulling and pushing and he concedes that he pushed Karen into the hall and held her against the wall by the throat and shouted at her." Mr Rogers added: "It is a sad case. He has led a blameless life and devoted himself to the service of others. He recognises his time as a councillor is at an end. "He is being shunned and during recent local elections he was pilloried in pamphlets handed out by political opponents."