A councillor whose car was pictured parked in a disabled bay has insisted she did nothing wrong …Cue much ‘Infamy, infamy, they’ve all got it infamy!’…
Cllr Kellett slammed the person who sent the photograph to The Bolton News for a “political move”, and said they were cowardly in hiding behind anonymity.
She said: “I believe this is political, and I have a strong suspicion as to who might have sent it. If I was doing anything wrong, these people would presumably have sent the photo to the authorities, rather than to the newspaper. ”Oh, no. Going straight to the newspaper is quite the norm now, I think you’ll find. They actually do something about it, you see.
She said: “I don’t believe members of the public can access the back car park anyway, and I was told by the caretaker that I could park there in the evenings.
“My understanding is that you can only access the car park with a tag, so it should not affect disabled people.“So, you think you may never have disabled colleagues?
Still, at least you haven’t tried the ‘I’m a woman!’ optio…
“As a pensioner, in the winter months and the dark it can be quite frightening going up unlit side streets, and I thought this would be a way to avoid that, without causing any harm.
“It is a matter of safety more than anything else, and I wouldn’t dream of parking in that spot without permission, but I was told it was okay. “It’s terribly unedifying to blame someone else, isn’t it? But, hey, it’s the Labour way…
“I’m the first person to criticise people for parking in disabled bays.”Here’s a mirror, love. Knock yourself out!