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Lib Dem Leader of Kingston Council Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Cllr Derek Osbourne

Cllr Derek Osbourne

The Liberal Democrat Leader of Kingston Council, Councillor Derek Osbourne has been arrested on charges of possessing indecent images of children. Cllr Osbourne was first elected in Kingston in 1986. He was Deputy Leader of Kingston Council from 1994 to 1997 and Leader of the Council from 1997-1998 and since 2003.

Kingston is one of the very few authorities left in the country with majority Lib Dem control. With London-wide local elections next May it will be interesting to see what impact this news may have on the election results. Cllr Osbourne has now resigned as Leader and from the Lib Dem Group. He has been bailed until August. Cllr Liz Green has taken over as acting Leader of the Council.

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June 12, 2013 - Posted by | National

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