Labour councilor faces probe over homophobic Twitter rant

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Labour councilor Alan Humphries is facing an investigation after it was revealed he has a history of homophobic tweets. Humphries sits on Droitwich Spa Town Council in Worcestershire, and is standing for election to Wychavon District Council next month. Posting under the name @DroitwichLefty in 2010, Humphries referred to then-Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg with the F-slur and called Liberal Democrats “the Tory’s bum boys.” Humphries also directed abuse at footballers Peter Crouch and Theo Walcott, who he described as a “pair of whingeing poofs,” describing other sportsmen as “fairy,” “nancy boy” and “little f*g.” In a statement, a party spokesperson said: “The Labour Party takes any complaints about homophobic language extremely seriously, which are fully investigated in line with our rules and procedures and any appropriate disciplinary action is taken.” However, Humphries has indicated that he still plans to run for re-election despite the probe.

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