Duffin clings on to Council seat - after sex assault

Thursday, 28 June 2018

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DISGRACED Antrim councillor Brian Duffin is clinging on grimly to his seat on Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council in the wake of being convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage girl - and despite being asked to step down by his former colleagues in the SDLP.
The 73-year-old, who was found guilty of the offence after a contest at Antrim Magistrate's Court, resigned from the SDLP in February but remains on the Council as an Independent member.
A Party spokesperson said that the SDLP 'unreservedly condemn' Mr Duffin's actions and called for him to 'resign his seat immediately'.
Mr Duffin has remained tight-lipped after the verdict, saying only: "I have notified my solicitor to prepare for an appeal against the decision made against me."
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian


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