Monday, 3 December 2012

Councillor Shirley Tomlinson banned from driving for drink driving

The Thanet Gazette have reported that Thanet Councillor, Shirley Tomlinson who is Shadow Member for Housing and Planning and whose committee appointments also list the Licensing Committee, has been banned from driving for 21 months after being found guilty of driving over twice the legal limit on November 12th. 

"COUNCILLOR Shirley Tomlinson was banned from driving today after she was stopped more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system.
The Conservative former shadow cabinet member for housing was pulled over by police early on Monday, November 12 near her home in Nash Court Road, Margate.
The former Margate mayoress had 84mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, in excess of the legal 35mg limit when behind the wheel of her Toyota people carrier.
Mrs Tomlinson received a 21-month driving ban which can be reduced to 16 months on completion of a rehabilitation course.
She was also ordered to pay a £360 fine, £15 victim surcharge and £85 costs.
For more details, see Friday's Isle of Thanet Gazette."


  1. Lets see what the just and upright conservative leader does now shall we. Probably take her down the pub for a commiseration drink rather than kick her out.

    1. ... and Lets see what the usual Anonymous lefties have to say, shall we?

      Anyway, I thought she'd resigned as a Tory councillor & was now an independent?

  2. Peter, For the sake of the future of the local conservative party, I hope you are right. We cant take any more adverse publicity.