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Councillor apologises for sharing ‘racist post’

 
Created on 12/03/2019 @ 11:20
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A Welshpool Town Councillor has apologised for sharing a Facebook post and insisted “I am not a racist”.

Councillor Heather Chave has issued a full apology this morning in response to complaints that Welshpool Town Council said it had received last night. MyWelshpool is not aware of the post’s content.

“I know some of you will have seen an offensive post I shared,” said Cllr Chave (pictured). “I wish I had never shared that post. I am very sorry that I did and for the offence it caused.

“I am not a racist. I completely accept the post I shared is offensive and by sharing it, it may give a false impression of my values.”

Last night, Welshpool Town Council issued a statement attributed to the Mayor, Cllr Steve Kaye, and Town Clerk, Robert Robinson.

It read: “Welshpool Town Council has received a number of complaints about a Facebook post shared by a Town Councillor which is considered to be of a racialist nature.

“The Town Council is an all-inclusive Council and is open and welcoming to all races, religions and backgrounds.”

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