Reacting to today’s (18th June 2013) guilty verdict for Councillor Dave McLuckie for perverting the course of justice, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Tom Blenkinsop said:
“No one is above the law, and that applies to every elected politician and public servant. The Labour Party should not – and will not – tolerate this type of illegal behaviour.
“With a jury finding Cllr McLuckie guilty of an extremely serious offence and the Judge warning he faces a likely prison sentence, I am repeating my previous calls for him to resign as a Skelton ward councillor. He must do this as a matter of urgency. The people of Skelton and East Cleveland must come first; they expect and deserve far better.”