July 23, 2009

Binmen's BNP flyer warning

Council chiefs have pledged to tighten inspections after a BNP flyer was seen on a bin lorry. Formal warnings have now been issued to the people responsible for displaying the leaflet.

The lorry was doing its rounds in Worsley, Salford, when a resident caught the flyer on camera. Salford council bosses have now warned staff that promoting political parties is against the rules.

Union bosses say they hope lessons have been learned. Coun Joe Murphy said: "I have explained to staff that some people may find such material offensive. And I reminded them that the council has strict rules on promoting political parties in this way."

Manchester Evening News

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