Cllr Brian Copping (below) who represents the, East Folkestone Ward on Folkestone Town Council (below) has abused his position as a Councillor and brought the office of Councillor into disrepute. We call on Cllr Copping to step down with immediate effect.
This story starts in 1996, 20 years ago. Cllr Copping went to visit a female constituent by the name of Alison, as she was in need of housing. Well, Cllr Copping had sex with Alison and not long after Alison got a council house in Paraker Way, Seabrook. Cllr Copping has readily admitted he played an very active role in getting Alison a home, and knowingly breached for rules regarding Councillor conduct.
In 2014 a letter was delivered to Alistair Stewart, by the wife of Cllr Copping. This letter, a copy of which we at Shepwayvox have seen, sets out Cllr Copping’s many dalliances, among other things.
Cllr Copping was called before the Alistair Stewart in April 14 and had a strip torn off him and told to get things sorted, as it had been brought to Mr Stewart’s attention that Kent Police were investigating a certain person, who we shall call S. Anyway, S was under investigation for drug mulling and other offences and Cllr Copping was involved with her.
Cllr Copping still sits on Folkestone Town Council, but hardly attends meetings anymore.
We contacted Cllr Copping for comment and he told us to ‘stick our comments where the sun don’t shine’ and that he has ‘no intention of stepping down.’
Cllr Copping swore like a trooper (31 times in three minutes) at our colleague who called him. And as we know this in nothing new for Cllr Copping