Councillor Walter?

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  1. 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 – a fellow councillor – when she failed to log out of a computer chatroom as he waited for her, a court was told.

    Peter Wright’s 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 Year’s 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."
  2. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    I think he maybe deep enough in the poo without you going after him.

    And why could he not have been a US paratrooper??
  3. Kicking someone while they are down is an honourable vocation!
  4. Why is past military experience considered relevant (twice) in a story about wife-beating?

    Oh yes, silly me.
  5. First time I have heard this story, but if the posted details are a fair and accurate summary of the events and facts involved, I would rather suspect Mr Wright's natural high level of discipline and self control which had been enhanced through his military training and later military service, eventually broke down under the brainwashing and other subversive techniques, he was presumably subjected to, through his membership of the well known cult organization the Liberal Democrats.

    Saludos Amigos
  6. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    You really do talk bollocks don't you

    Medal block well deserved
  7. Have you ever heard The Right Honourable "Ming" Campbell MP the Liberal Democrat party's current Leader and former Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman speaking on television or radio, Gremlin?

    Saludos Amigo