Youth Councillor warned for being involved with UKIP
Joshua Gilroy, YI Member has been warned about his future behavior as a North Tyneside Youth Councillor for appearing on a UKIP leaflet.
However, in a statement made by Joshua to the Council; rendered the argument null “that this may be an attempt to keep youth on a neutral alliance. Although, this is somewhat discredited with contemplation of lowering the voting age to sixteen.”
With a majority Labour administration, it is clear to see that they are fearful of UKIP particularly their Youth Wing (Young Independence) in North Tyneside.
The dispute was further backed by the mention of the Youth Council contracts, three of which Joshua had signed in various positions; where at no point was a “politically neutral” stance enforced in legislation.
He added: “I know myself, that in no circumstances have I breached any obligation (if such exists) as my involvement in party political activities is an extension to my personal life; not that of North Tyneside Council.”
Following the allegations, Joshua has since voluntarily resigned from the young persons’ forum.
Luke Hardie, YI North East Chairman was only more than happy to appoint Joshua as YI Tyne & Wear Chairman, after North Tyneside Council had alienated him, “I look forward to working with Joshua and am happy he has agreed to become part of the team. due to the free time he will now have after being robbed of the opportunity to represent young people in North Tyneside by the council.”