A Plymouth City Councillor has today written to David Cameron and Cllr Vivien Pengelly, Leader of Plymouth’s Conservative Group, calling for Craig Duncan, who stood as the Conservative Party candidate for Stoke ward in May 2012, to be struck off from any future candidacies in Plymouth after posting a sick child abuse joke on the Twitter social networking site.
In his tweet on October 7, Craig Duncan, the former Conservative candidate for Stoke ward, wrote:
“Is it true Jimmy Savilles last request was for his ashes to be put into etch a sketch so that kiddies could fiddle with his knob?”
Plymouth City Council is responsible for child protection in the city and is the body Mr Duncan was seeking election to.
Cllr Lorraine Parker, who has lodged the complaint with the Conservative Party said: “It is sickening that someone aspiring to be a Plymouth City Councillor takes such a laid-back attitude to what are incredibly worrying allegations of child abuse.
“The city council is responsible for protecting our city’s children and it should be without doubt that every councillor and everyone aspiring to be a councillor knows that child abuse is not a laughing matter.”