Council Leader shock resignation

Responding to the news that Councillor Derek Osbourne was arrested on Tuesday 11 June on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children, Councillor Liz Green, Acting Leader of Kingston Council said:

"Derek Osbourne has resigned from the Liberal Democrat Group. We are deeply shocked by these allegations but I am unable to comment further as we must now allow the Police the time and space they need to investigate the allegations thoroughly and without prejudice."

Update 13/06/2013: Derek Osbourne has now resigned as a councillor.