A leading Merton councillor and senior Labour party activist has been sacked from his role as education chief.
Councillor Peter Walker, the cabinet member for education, was dismissed by the Leader of the Council, Stephen Alambritis, this morning.
In a statement, Coun Alambritis said Coun Walker's conduct was "wholly unacceptable" after he was filmed ripping down a poster promoting a campaign group against the redevelopment of Dundonald
Coun Alambritis said: "Peter Walker has done excellent work on Labour’s policy of expanding our best performing schools to provide more places for local children.
"However, I regard this conduct as wholly unacceptable. It is not the way the Labour administration does business."
Jenny Baulkwill, who lives in Graham Road, said she was "dismayed" after she saw Coun Walker ripping down the posters for a community event, organised by her 15-year-old son, Ben.
After putting up ten posters on railings around the Rec before Easter, she said her posters had been mysteriously torn down while others were left alone.
After complaining to friends and putting up new posters, an anonymous person captured the councillor, who lives nearby, tear down the posters during a morning jog this week.
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