July 23, 2014
UK: Swindon mayor forced to resign after disability comment
Nick Martin, the mayor of Swindon in Great Britain was forced to resign today, accused of breaching the members' code of conduct.
Martin had made derogatory remarks about disabled people in a training meeting.
Labour councillors said they heard him say: "Are we still letting Mongols have sex with each other?"
The standards committee ruled he must apologise but Mr Martin said it was a word he "was brought up with."
In a letter to the council, Mr Martin said it was "with regret" that he submitted his resignation as mayor "with immediate effect."