Lib Dem councillor faces investigation over Facebook photo storm

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2010

The Liverpool Daily Post reports on the latest incident of a councillor landing themselves in hot water as a result of a posting on social networking site Facebook. Lib Dem councillor Sharon Green is alleged to have posted a photo of disabled people “with text comparing them with the city’s Labour group”:

Cllr Sharon Green, who represents St Michael’s ward, will face an inquiry despite city Liberal Democrat leader Cllr Warren Bradley deciding against launching a probe.

The national Lib-Dems have now intervened and asked their regional standards chiefs to get to the bottom of the affair, which caused widespread outrage when the news broke last month.

A spokesman for the Lib-Dem head office in London said: “As soon as we were made aware of this issue, we referred it to the regional standards committee.

“We have requested the North West regional party explore the matter further.”