Grantham councillor under fire for sending ‘sexist’ tweet

"Sexist" tweet sent by Conservative councillor Richard Davies.

"Sexist" tweet sent by Conservative councillor Richard Davies.

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A Conservative councillor has been branded “sexist” after tweeting a photo of scantily clad women while referring to a hustings where a female Labour candidate was selected.

Coun Richard Davies tweetd the photo, accompanied by the words “Actual photo of the hustings” to several people, including Conservative MP for Lincoln Karl McCartney.

The tweet referred to Lucy Rigby being selected to stand as MP for Lincoln for the Labour Party. She highlighted the tweet, writing: “Here’s Karl McCartneyMP & ToryCllr discussng my selection to stand as a MP. & ppl q why aren’t more women in politics”

In response, several people commented on Twitter, calling Coun Davies’ tweet “sexist”, “vile”, “disgusting” and “outrageous”.

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