Tweet-gate response ‘over-stepped the mark’

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WIGAN Council officials have been accused of “using a sledgehammer to crack a nut” after a member was thrown out after tweeting during a meeting.

Standish independent representative Gareth Fairhurst was escorted out of the Town Hall by police officers on Wednesday and has since claimed he was unfairly targeted.

Mayor Billy Rotherham told the Evening Post that the outspoken member was asked to leave “not for his tweeting but because he refused to obey the ruling of the Mayor.”


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