Cllr Paul Sweet represents the Bushbury South & Low Hill ward on Wolverhampton City Council. On Friday evening the Conservative MP for Wolverhampton North East tweeted about a visit she'd made to Low Hill to meet a local community group. It wasn't until Sunday morning that Cllr Sweet sent the foul-mouthed tweet, complete with laughing emoji.
He deleted the tweet following a backlash, but referred to it in a follow up tweet: "The perils of twitter. Too quick on the keypad sometimes". He has since been reported to the council's standards committee, but has not yet responded to newspaper requests for comment.
Jane Stevenson herself brushed off the remark, saying she hoped it was an 'accident', as she had always found Cllr Sweet"to be perfectly polite and we share a love of animals". She overturned a 4,587 Labour majority in December and became the first Tory MP to represent Wolverhampton North East since 1992.
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Emma Reynolds (Lab) 13,642 (39.8%) -13.0%
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Richard Maxwell (Lib Dem) 960 (2.8%) +1.2%
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