Another former Tory councillor has quit Croydon Conservatives, launching a farewell blast at the party’s local leadership.
Tony Pearson, who was a councillor for New Addington until 2014, announced over the weekend that he was quitting the Tories, complaining that he was to be blocked from their WhatsApp discussion group.
Pearson, a member of the freemasons, was a controversial figure while elected to the Town Hall.
In 2011, when he was working as a steward at Crystal Palace football club, Pearson was accused of using abusive language and rough treatment on season ticket-holders in the Holmesdale End. He was also accused of snatching a fan’s mobile phone to prevent the incident being video’d. Continue reading