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Tory councillor resigns after video shows him asking protestor 'can I take you to bed, please?'

Councillor Charles Carter was confronted during a hunt in north Yorkshire.

Charles Carter has stood down from his position on Breckland Council following the publication of the video.
Charles Carter has stood down from his position on Breckland Council following the publication of the video.
Image: Stop the cull via Facebook

A CONSERVATIVE COUNCILLOR in the UK has resigned after a video emerged of him telling a member of the public “I’d quite like to shag you” and “can I take you to bed, please?”

Huntsman Charles Carter, a member of Breckland Council in Norfolk, made the remarks after he was challenged by campaigner Linda Hoggard at the Middleton Hunt in North Yorkshire.

Breckland Council confirmed that Carter had been suspended early yesterday, but subsequently released a statement to confirm his resignation.

In the video, Hoggard approaches a group of riders with her phone recording proceedings. She says that she had seen Carter hunt foxes in the area and challenged him on it.

She asks Carter: “Excuse me, did you know fox hunting was banned?”

Carter then removes his phone from his pocket and asks her: “What is your name?”

When she fails to tell him, he says: “I’d quite like to shag you, actually”. He then followed that up with: “Can I take you to bed, please?”

When he then says “you’re very pretty”, Hoggard replies “so are foxes”.

Hoggard told the BBC that she had always been against fox hunting, and didn’t even know Carter was a councillor when she approached him.

She said: “I didn’t even know him. I just went out and then confronted him. What he gave me was bang out of order.”

It is not yet known the exact nature of the hunt, but it is illegal for foxes to be killed by dogs as part of a hunt, under the 2004 Hunting Act.

The Hunting Act became a focus point of the recent battle to become Conservative leader, where a rival to Theresa May, Andrea Leadsom, expressed her report for lifting bans on fox hunting.

Carter had sat on Breckland Council since 2011.

The leader of the council, William Nunn, said: “I was appalled by the conduct of one of my Conservative Councillors who has clearly brought the party and the Council into disrepute as a result of his behaviour.”

Source: Zero One/YouTube via Facebook/Stop the cull

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