Councillor Richard Lowe is a Conservative Councillor on Cheshire West and Chester Council. Last week Councillor Lowe was selected as the prospective Tory candidate for Alyn and Deeside constituency, but resigned two days later for 'personal reasons,' with the Welsh Conservative Party saying they wouldn't be 'commenting further.'
Now Councillor Lowe is somewhat 'gaffe prone' having had the Tory whip on Chester Council withdrawn from him for making a 'sick joke' on his Facebook page about Madeline McCann. It has also been revealed that Councillor Lowe has not been particularly committed to his council role either, having only attended one council meeting in 6 months but still being entitled to his £12,000 a year members's allowance.
The Welsh Conservative Party are not having much luck with their candidate selection for the Assembly elections, Cllr Lowe is the second of their candidates to resign soon after their selection; with Anthony Ridge-Newman resigning as prospective candidate for the Gower for again unknown reasons.
Rumour has it that the Welsh Conservatives will select that 'safe pair of hands' and outspoken Tory, John Bell as their candidate for Alyn and Deeside.