_66116117_66091911More than 120 people confronted councillors in Cornwall yesterday over the re-election of Collin Brewer, the councillor who said disabled children “should be put down”. 

Mr Brewer has been under intense pressure to stand down from disability campaigners since he won the Wadebridge East seat last Thursday by just four votes.

He had been due to attend the protest organised by the Parent Carer Council for Cornwall but was reportedly signed off ill and unavailable for comment.

Instead, protesters from multiple disability groups, including Disability Cornwall, spoke to a number of councillors, including disabled councillor Jade Farrington who was newly elected to the Launceston South wBusiness Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.uk

She said she was “saddened” to be sharing a chamber with councillor Brewer, but that she nor any other member of the council could “sack someone who has been democratically elected”.

A joint statement from groups including Disability Cornwall and the Parent Carer Council said they had no option but to accept the democratic process.

They said: “We ask again that Councillor Brewer reconsider his position and find alternative ways to make a contribution to his community. If the complaints process itself was fit for purpose in the first place, and a more appropriate sanction applied, Collin Brewer would probably never have had the chance to stand for re-election.”
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