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Sandbach Town Council Meeting Descends Into Chaos As Councillor Calls His Colleagues 'Gutter Rats' And 'Bunch Of A**sholes'

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Sandbach Town Council Meeting Descends Into Chaos As Councillor Calls His Colleagues 'Gutter Rats' And 'Bunch Of A**sholes'

Only three months have passed since the internet birthed it's newest star - Jackie Weaver of Handforth Parish Council - after a rather chaotic Zoom meeting with her fellow councillors went viral.

Now, another town council meeting - also in Cheshire - has erupted into chaos after a member responded to calls for his removal by calling his colleagues "gutter rats" and "a bunch of a**holes."

Yikes!

You can see a video taken from the Zoom meeting below:

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Cllr David Jack of Sandbach Town Council, which is only 20 miles from Handforth, told a fellow councillor he was "nothing but a liar" and to "f*** off" - and something tells us Jackie Weaver would not approve.

He then said he was doing so because he was "standing up" to another councillor, Sam Corcoran, adding: "I do not fear you and I certainly do not respect you".

Who knew council meetings could be so dramatic?!

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The argument occurred during the town council's annual meeting, which was staged over Zoom on Thursday (6th May) and was first reported by Nub News.

The meeting featuring David Jack's outburst happened after Cllr Sam Corcoran proposed to "appoint the same members as last year to committees, except that David Jack's name is removed."

Under this proposal, Cllr Jack would remain on three other committees, which is usual for councillors, Corcoran said.

Cllr David Jack decided to keep his camera off during the Zoom call (Credit: SWNS)
Cllr David Jack decided to keep his camera off during the Zoom call (Credit: SWNS)
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He tried to explain the reason for the proposal, adding that that Cllr Jack "breached confidentiality on several occasions".

Cllr Corcoran made the allegation that his colleague revealed payments for staff on social media and identified someone who made a formal complaint against him during a public meeting.

Cllr Jack responded: "You're making allegations yet again, Sam. If you've got such accusations, take them to the monitoring officer - no such allegations have been upheld.

"I commented on a formal complaint to prevent a member of the public from actually breaching the confidentiality themselves.

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"Because if you understand the complaint system, a complainant should not be turning up and questioning the person they're complaining about when a complaint is ongoing."

After that he said that none of the other standards complaints had been upheld and he accused Cllr Corcoran of "distorting the truth".

Sam Corcoran was one of the councillors on the receiving end of David Jack's verbal tirade (Credit: SWNS)
Sam Corcoran was one of the councillors on the receiving end of David Jack's verbal tirade (Credit: SWNS)

Cllr Jack said: "You, sir, are nothing but a liar. So, stop with the lies; stop with your games. I'm standing up to you, I do not fear you and I certainly do not respect you."

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Cllr Kathryn Flavell, a Labour member, also supported Cllr Corcoran's motion but was criticise from Cllr Jack.

A shouting match ensued between several of the councillors, with Cllr Jack at one point went as far as describing his colleagues as "gutter rats".

The shouting match went on for a few more minutes, when Cllr Corcoran then proposed that Cllr Jack be removed from the meeting.

Cllr Richard Hoffman supported the motion, to which David Jack replied: "Oh f*ck off".

Cllr Hoffman responded: "You've really shown yourself now. You are a disgrace to the council."

Cllr Jack then said he was leaving the meeting himself and ended by calling his colleagues a "bunch of ar**holes".

After Cllr Jack left, the other councillors continued to vote on the motion to remove him from the two committees. Cllr Flavell described him as being "against staff".

Jackie Weaver rose to fame after in another chaotic council meeting (Credit: Handforth Council)
Jackie Weaver rose to fame after in another chaotic council meeting (Credit: Handforth Council)

She added: "There was also a situation when the town clerk reported on the ongoing absence of certain members of staff and Cllr Jack's reply by email to all councillors was sack the lot of them.

"Because of this comment, I do not think that Cllr jack is suitable to be on the personnel committee."

The remaining councillors backed the motion for his removal from the committees with two councillors abstaining.

Though David Jack may be removed from the committees, perhaps internet fame is on the horizon?

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: News, Life, Real Life

Gregory Robinson
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