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INSULTED: Chalfont councillor walks out of meeting after being called ‘Nazi-like’

 Published on: 23rd April 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Chalfont St Peter parish councillor has spoken out following an incident in which she was allegedly called “Nazi-like” at a council meeting.

Independent councillor Karen Dickson was at a HR meeting on March 27 when a row allegedly erupted over information that had not been provided to councillors when it should have been.

Speaking to CHALFONTS&GERRARDSCROSSnews, she said: “One of my colleagues said we didn’t have to follow the rules that closely. When I disagreed with them, they said I sounded very Nazi-like. I told them this was unacceptable, and I walked out of the meeting.”

Cllr Dickson then spoke about the incident on Twitter and Facebook, where she was accused of having provoked the incident due to her allegedly illicitly recording the meeting.

Cllr Dickson responded, saying: “Councillors are allowed to record meetings. I keep my recording equipment on my desk; I don’t keep it a secret.”

At a full council meeting the following Thursday, Karen was further incensed by what she described as a non-apology from the council, which allegedly included a statement that the word ‘Nazi’ could mean other, non-negative things.

She said: “What has upset me even more was that the next day, they tried to defend themselves rather than apologise. The explanation was just ludicrous.”

Chalfont St Peter Parish Council has been contacted for comment.

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