Statement in relation to Cllr Richard Taylor
The Leader of Wakefield Council, Cllr Peter Box CBE, said: "Aggressive and abusive language is unacceptable and should have no place in politics. It will not be tolerated in Wakefield Council. I am extremely disappointed by the comments made by Cllr Taylor, which do not in any way reflect the way this Council, and our residents, expect elected members to conduct themselves.
"I have removed Cllr Taylor from the Licensing Committee, with immediate effect, and have referred him to the Standards Committee.
"I would hope that all groups on this Council will take the same approach to such behaviour."