A LONG-SERVING Labour Councillor from the Black Country has been suspended by the Labour Party after doxxing the address of a household of constituents whom he claims were breaking Covid rules.
Councillor Ian Robertson, who represents the Blakenall ward in Walsall, is currently being investigated by officials after a complaint was made.
It has since been revealed a social media post by Councillor Robertson, in which he posted a photo and full address of a house suspected of breaking Covid rules, before following up with a comment about Muslims is what prompted the official complaint.
Councillor Robertson said he had received support from many who said the allegation against him was unfounded. He also said the loss of his uncle and the fact Covid prevented a funeral service had triggered the Facebook post on March 20, which he removed soon after.
Councillor Robertson, a member of Labour for almost 40 years, has represented the area from 1999 to 2012 – when he lost his seat – and again from 2014 onwards. He sits on the audit committee, health and wellbeing board, local outbreak engagement board and planning committee on the council – and has previously been the agent for Valerie Vaz, MP for Walsall South.
Both the national party and Walsall Labour declined to comment.