The deputy leader of a council in Wales has resigned after saying at an internal meeting that “all Tories should be shot”.
Ieuan Williams, an independent councilor at Isle of Anglesey County Council, apologized for making the comment on Monday morning and referred to the council’s standards.
He said in a statement: “I am clearly not advocating shooting anyone and have apologized to all members present at the meeting.
“I have also referred myself to the standards committee and stepped down as deputy leader and member of the executive branch while a possible investigation takes place.”
Mr Williams said his comment was “not about one person”, but the number of responses to hearing about food bank use on Anglesey has increased by 99 per cent since November 2022.
His comments came nearly seven years to the day since Jo Cox, the Labor MP, was killed by a white supremacist in a terrorist attack.
Sir David Amess, the veteran Conservative MP, was stabbed to death by an Islamist extremist in October 2021.